Pollution Prevention Information & Brochures

Several pollution prevention brochures have been developed specifically for Clermont County residents and business owners to provide helpful tips on what you can do to prevent pollutants from entering our storm water system and eventually or streams and rivers.  The information is broken down by residential, business/industry, and educational resources.

Residential

These brochures are perfect for posting at home, at work, at school, or in any other community gathering place. Also, check out the links on the right to learn more about what you can do to help stop storm water pollution. Thanks for doing your part to raise awareness and helping to keep our rivers clean!



Business and Industry

Businesses and industries have an important role to play in preventing pollutants from entering the storm sewer system. By using simple, common-sense management and storm water Best Management Practices (BMPs), you can be a more environmentally-conscious business owner and help improve local water quality. Eliminating wasteful habits, reusing supplies, and recycling your waste can also reduce your business costs and landfill fees.

Employee Education
Employees can help prevent pollution if you include storm water training in employee orientations. Introduce them to the concepts and rules of Best Management Practices (BMPs). Post the BMPs where employees and customers will see them. Posting storm water information in your workplace can also improve public relations for your business by showing customers that you are serious about protecting our community. Here is a municipal employee training video available from North Central Texas Council of Governments.
www.nctcog.org/envir/SEEclean/stormwater/pubs/videos.asp

Industrial Pollution Prevention Brochure  – Describes preventative measures that businesses can take through employee training and education, vehicle maintenance and fueling, storage and handling, spill prevention and spill response and good housekeeping.

General Workplace Practices

Auto Repair

s can do to prevent storm water pollution.


 Educational Resources

There are many valuable resources developed by U.S. EPA and communities across the country that must meet EPA’s pollution prevention requirements.  Please see links below that might be useful in helping Clermont County communities develop operational or training programs.

U.S. EPA Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping Fact Sheet (PDF)
www.epa.gov/npdes/pubs/fact2-8.pdf

Municipal Employee Training Video available from North Central Texas Council of Governments
www.nctcog.org/envir/SEEclean/stormwater/pubs/videos.asp

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Training, City of Memphis (PowerPoint)
www.cityofmemphis.org/images/Storm.ppt

Vehicle Service Facilities BMPs, Alameda County, CA (PDF)
http://cleanwaterprogram.org/resources/commercial.html