Commercial activity can be a source of polluted water that enters the storm drain system and harms our waterways. The types of pollutants vary—from sediment generated during construction to litter from poorly maintained garbage dumpsters.
All businesses can implement common sense best management practices (BMPs) to reduce or eliminate their contribution to storm water pollution. Most BMPs involve modest changes to routine operations and maintenance practices.
In addition to a general Pollution Prevention Guide for Businesses, the Clean Water Program has developed BMPs for specific industries: