Surface Water Quality

​​Bus​inesses​

Businesses can be the source of stormwater pollution, especially when some of their operations are located outside. Best practices involve the proper handling, storage and disposal of materials.  Please see fact sheets below to learn about best practices for different types of businesses. 

​Some of the most common sources of stormwater pollution from a business include: 

Poor landscape maintenance practices; 
Runoff from washing of vehicles, equipment, structures and tools; and 
Discharge of wastewater from improperly maintained private sewer systems and grease traps. 

 
Landscape Maintenance​
 
Pressure Washers, Vehicle Detailers and Mobile Detailers 

Food Service Industry 
Regulations and guidance related to the maintenance of grease traps - I​nformation coming soon

Best Management Practices for other specific business sectors:
Carpet Cleaning​  
Concrete