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Best Management Practices for Construction Inspectors, Driveway/Sidewalk/Parking Lot/Road Construction Crews, Equipment Operators, General Contractors, and Seal Coat Contractors

Road paving, surfacing and pavement removal activities contribute to urban runoff pollution because they take place right in the street where urban runoff contamination can result from asphalt, saw-cut slurry or excavated material.

Here are a few practices you can follow to assure a healthy environment for our local waterways:

Recycle grease and oil. Don’t pour it into sinks, floor drains, or onto a parking lot or street. Pouring grease and food scraps down the sink increases the likelihood of clogging plumbing pipes and backing up your sewer.
For information on installing a grease interceptor in your business,
Employee & Client Education
Employees can help prevent pollution when you include water quality training in employee orientation and reviews. Promote these Best Management Practices (BMPs):

Storage containers should be regularly inspected and kept in good condition.

  • Place materials inside rigid, durable, water- tight and rodent-proof containers with tight fitting covers.
  • Store materials inside a building or build a covered area that is paved and designed to prevent runoff from entering storm drains.
  • Place plastic sheeting over materials or containers and secure the cover with ties and weighted objects. (Not appropriate for storing liquids).

Post BMPs where employees and customers can see them. Showing customers you protect the ocean is good public relations.

Explain BMPs to other food businesses through your merchant associations or chambers of commerce.
Raise both employee and customer awareness by stenciling storm drains near the workplace with the City’s stencil:

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