Specific business activities can have a direct impact on the quality of our creeks and streams when facility practices allow exposure of certain materials or activities to stormwater.
The following fact sheets provide information on how to minimize or eliminate the migration of pollutants off-site during a storm event though the implementation of pollution control measures, or Best Management Practices.
BMPs for pollution control include structural and non-structural controls. Structural controls such as secondary containment areas, detention ponds, and coverings are used for runoff management and/or to minimize exposure of pollutants to stormwater. Non-structural controls focus on facility operations and procedures, such as employee trainings, spill prevention, and guidelines for pesticide use.