Secure Your Fuel Tank Through the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s Tank Anchoring Program

Posted on: December 22nd, 2021 by Leslie_Zucker
Flooded Propane Tanks. Photo from Catskill Watershed Corporation

Do you own property in the NYC West of Hudson Watershed?

Is your property located in a mapped FEMA floodplain?

Do you have an oil or propane fuel tank?

If so you may be eligible for funding from the Catskill Watershed Corporation’s (CWC) Flood Hazard Mitigation Implementation Tank Anchoring Program. This program is designed to help residents and businesses keep their tanks safe from damage and flotation during a flood. Preventing spills helps protect water quality and human health.

Oil tanks up to 330 gallons and propane tanks up to 420 pounds located within the 500-year floodplain of the West of Hudson NYC Watershed are eligible. Larger commercial tanks may be eligible but require CWC Board of Directors approval. If approved the Catskill Watershed Corporation will cover tank anchoring costs whether they are outdoors or in basements. Landowners will hire a contractor of their choice to complete tank anchoring. No cost to applicant.

For more information and links to applications visit:

If you have additional questions please contact John Mathiesen at 845-586-1400 or

A propane tank anchored against flotation. Photo by Catskill Watershed Corporation
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