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6 Best Management Practices to Prevent Storm Water Runoff Pollution.

Storm water discharges are generated by runoff from land and impervious areas such as paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops during rainfall and snow events that often contain pollutants in quantities that could adversely affect water quality. Most stormwater discharges are considered point sources and require coverage by an NPDES permit. The primary method […]

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How the Clean Water Act affects all businesses, big and small.

The Clean Water Act, established by the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is a must read and must know for every business owner. As a business owner it is your responsibility to make sure you follow the rules and regulations of the EPA Clean Water Act to keep our waters safe, and, according to the Clean […]

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What are Nonpoint Source Pollution and Best Management Practices?

What is Nonpoint Source Pollution? Nonpoint source pollution is generated from land runoff resulting from precipitation. As the runoff moves over the land surface, it picks up and carries away natural and manmadepollutants and deposits them into waterways, wetlands and ground water. Human activity can dramatically increase nonpoint source pollution potential. Why is nonpoint source […]

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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 […]

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