Commercial Storm Water Protection

Good Housekeeping

  •  Use mops, brooms or wire brushes to clean dumpsters, sidewalks, buildings, equipment, pavement and other impervious surfaces.
  •  Sweep up trash and debris.

Materials Storage and Handling

  •  Store materials indoors or under covered/contained areas not exposed to rain or wind.
  •  If materials cannot be stored under cover, place materials on pallets and cover with a secured tarp to avoid contact with storm water run-on and runoff.
  •  Dispose of unused materials properly.

Waste Disposal Management

  •  Keep dumpsters closed when not in use.
  •  Sweep around dumpsters and other areas to prevent trash from accumulating.
  •  Immediately clean up spills and leaks.

Spill Response

  •  Keep rags, mops and absorbents readily accessible.
  •  Dispose of waste properly.
  •  If necessary, develop a spill response plan and update as needed.

Employee Training

  •  Train employees on pollution prevention and spill response.
  •  Post information in employee areas.