Best Management Practices (BMPs)
BMPs are suggestions to businesses to minimize the source of pollutants at their place of business. Here are some general BMPs that businesses can incorporate right now!
- Cover Areas Where Potential Pollutants are Stored
Store pollutants such as trash, grease, paints, chemicals, and metals to minimize contact with stormwater.
- Seal Leaking Storage Containers and Dumpsters
Prevent substances like grease, liquids, and food products from coming into contact with rainfall and entering the storm drains.
- Prevent Spills and Leaks. Cleanup Promptly when they Occur
Clean spills without water whenever possible.
- Sweep Parking Lots and Outdoor Storage Areas Regularly
Sweep these areas at least once a week to maintain a debris-free facility.
- Maintain Landscaping Properly
Pick up and properly dispose of clippings, don't sweep or blow wastes into the gutter or storm drain.
- Recycle or Dispose of Fluids Properly
Recycle automotive fluids, solvents, and cleaners or dispose of them as hazardous waste.
- Wash Vehicles and Equipment in Designated Areas Only
Wash areas must be paved and fitted to drain only to sanitary sewers.
- Label and Inspect Storm Drain Inlets
Stenciling storm drain inlets on your property alerts employees and customers that no dumping is allowed.
If you would like to receive your free pamphlet or need more specific information on the following practices, contact Ward Donnelly at 650-991-8208 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or simply click here http://stoppp.tripod.com/bmp.html to go to the STOPPP website where you can print a copy.
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