6 Best Management Practices to Prevent Storm Water Runoff Pollution.

The six Best Management Practices (BMP) for commercial locations to prevent Storm water runoff pollution are.
1) Do not wash oils, soaps and greases into streets or storm drains. Wash vehicles or equipment in wash bays hooked up to the sanitary sewer.
2) Fueling islands should have a canopy or cover over them.
3) Barrels containing hazardous liquids should be in a sealed container, stored inside a building or under cover, and stored on secondary containment pallets in case of a leak.
4) Waste and processed water of any type must be discharged to the sanitary sewer.
5) Sweep, do not hose.Hosing off pavements washed pollutants into storm drains leading straight to the river.
6) Be sure to know spill cleanup procedures. Have spill kits nearby with a spill prevention plan prepared and procedures known by all employees.

Creative Commons License photo credit: faceless b

Comments are closed.