There was a fuel spill that happened on Tues., February 5 near Burton Grove, King City. King Township staff are working with officials from York Region and the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) to clean up gasoline that made its way into the storm sewer system near Burton Grove in King City.
The priority has been to eliminate the odour and remove as much of the spill as possible from the storm sewer system and surrounding environment as well as determine the exact source of the gasoline. Although the investigation is ongoing, it’s believed the gas may have come from a vehicle with a defective gas tank. The level of gasoline fumes has been deemed not harmful by King Township’s Fire Department. King’s drinking water system has not been affected.
“We are taking all measures to ensure the safety of residents, identify the source of the contamination and flush the system completely,” said Andrzej Drzewiecki, director of King’s Engineering, Public Works and Building Department (EPWB).