Storm Water Quality

Industrial Facilities

Industrial activities and storage and handling of materials at commercial and industrial facilities can pollute runoff with sediment, chemicals, oil and grease, metals, and trash. Best Management Practices (BMPs) are simple, effective methods that should be implemented by businesses to prevent pollutants from being picked up by storm water.

In accordance with the City’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit, the City regularly inspects commercial and industrial facilities. In addition, if a complaint is filed or there is a community concern, the City must inspect the site and take corrective action. Any business found discharging pollution or wastewater into the storm drain system may be issued a citation and may be subject to fines of up to $25,000.

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