The Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping Program consists of best management practices (BMPs) developed to control pollutant discharges by promoting efficient and safe general housekeeping practices (storage, use, transport, and cleanup) when handling potentially harmful materials during municipal operations.
Pollution prevention requires conducting periodic preventative maintenance, implementing best management practices (BMPs) to minimize exposure to stormwater runoff, and conducting operational activities in such a way that minimize the collection and transport of these potential pollutants.
Municipal operations such as street sweeping, roadway construction, repair and rehabilitation; snow removal and storage; chemical and material storage; fleet storage and maintenance; fertilizer, pesticide and insecticide application; and maintenance of streets and ROW have the potential to impact water quality. In order to minimize the impact of these municipal operations, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) have been developed to provide procedures for effective and environmentally safe operations.
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