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New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

Storm Water Management Program
Minimum Control Measure 6
Pollution prevention/good housekeeping

Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations

Street sweeperEquipment and facility operation and maintenance should be an integral component of all storm water management programs. A Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping plan is intended to improve the efficiency of these management programs and require new programs where necessary. A properly developed and implemented operation and maintenance plan reduces the risk of water quality problems. EPA recommends that, at a minimum, you consider the following when developing your plan:

  • Equipment and facility maintenance activities and schedules.
  • Long-term inspection procedures for storm water controls to reduce pollutants discharged from your storm water sewers.
  • Controls for reducing or eliminating the discharge of pollutants from:
    • Streets, roads, and highways
    • Municipal parking lots
    • Maintenance and storage yards
    • Fleet or maintenance shops with outdoor storage areas
    • Salt/sand storage locations and snow disposal areas operated by the municipality
    • Waste transfer stations
  • Procedures for properly disposing of waste removed from the separate storm water sewers and areas listed above (such as dredge spoil, accumulated sediments, floatables, and other debris).
  • Ways to ensure that new flood management projects assess the impacts on water quality (such as proper sized culverts).
  • Examine existing projects for incorporating additional water quality protection devices or practices (such as commercially available storm water devices).

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