Rather than treat contamination when significant operational or fuel quality problems arise it is better to prevent microbial growth occurring. Much can be done to ameliorate problems associated with microbial contamination in fuels, these include;
• Allowing fuel deliveries to settle in the tank for 24 hours before putting the tank back into service.
• Drain any accumulated water from the bottom of the tank weekly.
• Routinely test bottom samples for microbial contamination.
• Treat fuel if required, according to test results.