Businesses can easily become “hotspots” of stormwater pollution due to their presence in impervious, urban environments as well as the chemicals that are used on their grounds. If these materials are not properly stored or disposed of, they can runoff into storm drains and waterways.
Businesses should read the following guides in order to help identify issues and learn how to prevent potential sources of pollution on their property.
Examples of Potential Hotspots:
- Commercial car washes
- Gas Stations
- Vehicle Maintenance and repair shops
- Building material stores
- Fast food restaurants
- Construction companies
- Nurseries/garden centers
- Petroleum wholesale