Chief Executive Officer of the Dominica Association of Industry and Commerce (DAIC) Achilles Joseph said he is concerned about several businesses which are located close to petrol stations.
He was addressing stakeholders at the 2011 disaster management workshop series, organized by Tropical Shipping in collaboration with the Disaster Management Unit and the Caribbean Central American Action group, which got underway at Garraway Hotel on Thursday.
“There are several businesses that are sited close to petrol service stations and many of us do not know that the wells of the service stations are not necessarily within the confines of the petrol station. So the well could be beneath your house,” he said.
He said the wells of the petrol stations are placed underground, sometimes underneath homes and business places.
He said business owners should take that into consideration when creating a business plan.