Stormwater is runoff from precipitation (rain, melting snow or ice) that flows across the ground and off of rooftops and pavement. It can combine with sprinkler and irrigation runoff and easily picks up and carries with it dirt, oil, pet waste, soaps, trash and other pollutants and drains into storm sewers. Storm sewers are the drains located on street corners and low points on the sides of town streets. These drains all lead to our local waterways and bodies of water. Contaminants that enter our waterways degrade the quality of drinking water sources for people downstream, our own recreation areas, and the quality of fish and wildlife habitats.
Best Management Practices for Auto Shops
Store all containers under cover to protect from rain and snow.
Use secondary containment devices or construct dikes/curbs to contain any possible leaks.