and equipment maintenance – oils, fluids, detergents,
and greases can wash into streets or storm drains.
vehicles or equipment in wash bays hooked up to the sanitary sewer.
Islands – over filling and splashes can spill onto
rainfall runoff from fueling islands by building a canopy or cover
containing potentially hazardous liquids can leak
or spill onto the ground.
compliance with Fire Code, any barrels containing potentially hazardous
liquids should be in a sealed container, stored inside a building
or under cover, and propped up on pallets with secondary containment
in case of a spill. Call your Fire Department for code specifics.
of wastewater to the ground or storm drains is prohibited.
and processed water of any type must be discharged to the sanitary
off pavements washes pollutants into storm drains
leading straight to streams and rivers
spills that contain toxic substances can contribute pollutants
to stormwater runoff.
sure to know spill cleanup procedures. Have cleanup materials nearby
with a spill prevention plan prepared and procedures known by all
employees. Three quarters of all spills of hazardous chemicals can
be attributed to human error. Best Management Practices (BMPs) are
aimed at preventing spills and environmental incidents by making employees
and management aware of the issues.