Surface Water Quality


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.

Pavement Sealing​​​

Landscape Maintenance

Pressure Washers, Vehicle Detailers and Mobile Detailers

Food Service Industry

Best Management Practices for other specific business sectors