Contain all potential contaminants on your property to prevent polluted runoff from reaching the storm drains.
Skip power washing. Start with a broom to sweep up trash, dirt and debris and use a mop if water is necessary.
Don’t dump waste into storm drains. Pour wastewater into a sink and drop hazardous waste at a collection center.
Best Management Practices
Pollution prevention is good business. It helps improve the cleanliness of our waterways and community—and it shows your customers that you care about the community. And it’s simple when you follow your industry’s best management practices (BMPs). Look for ways to reduce runoff into the storm drains, especially in paved areas like loading docks and parking lots.
Programs for Land Development
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is a provision of the Clean Water Act that prohibits discharge of pollutants into US waters without a permit. The main pollutants regulated by the NPDES include conventional toxic chemicals and wastewater from commercial and industrial facilities, fecal coliform, oil and grease, pesticides and fertilizers.