Industrial / Commercial
Some common pollutants from industrial and commercial sites include:
- Soaps and detergents
- Cleaning solvents
- Trash and debris
- Oil and grease
Runoff (stormwater and non-stormwater) from industrial/commercial sites can be a major source of these pollutants, and once released, these harmful pollutants can be transported to our City and County channels and the ocean.
HERE ARE TIPS FOR THE INDUSTRIAL / COMMERCIAL INDUSTRY TO HELP KEEP OUR WATERWAYS CLEAN:
- Cover dumpsters and other waste containers to keep stormwater out. Frequently pick up debris around the dumpsters. Inspect dumpsters regularly and have your hauler repair or replace leaky dumpsters.
- Implement a sweeping program to clean-up and collect the pollutants that tend to accumulate in your business facility
- Implement dry cleaning methods to the maximum extent practicable
- Wash water from cleaning filters, grills, floor mats and garbage bins must be discharged to the sanitary sewer system. Provide an inside sink or wash basin for mop water and washing equipment
- Properly handle and store chemicals and avoid exposure to rainfall
- Avoid outdoor storage of equipment and materials that are leaking oils
- Provide regular employee training on spill cleanup procedures and washing practices, and always keep a spill kit with absorbent materials in the work area.
Also, check out our applicable brochures below:
Proper Maintenance Practices for Your Business
REPORT POLLUTION HERE
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