Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping is an internal program for the city.
Good housekeeping means that we as a city must take measures so that we do not contribute to stormwater pollution during everyday operations. These measures are call Best Management Practices, or BMPs.
All employees that work in our municipal garages have been through training to explain BMPs. These include simple things such as using a drip pan under leaking vehicles, not working on vehicles outdoors, not using storm drains for waste disposal, washing vehicles in designated wash area and much more.
A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) has also been created for our garages. The SWPPP simply states all the BMPs and when to use them.
Garages are inspected quarterly and outfalls draining the property are sampled quarterly to ensure all BMPs used are effective.