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LID SWM Planning and Design Guide β


Pollution prevention

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Dumpster management
and towards waterways. Opportunities for P2 include locating
dumpsters on a flat concrete surface that does not slope
or drain to the storm drain system, installing a secondarycontainmentsystem such as a berm or curb around the dumpster, and closing and securinglids properly when the dumpster is not being loaded or unloaded. Education is a critical component in the implementation of pollution prevention measures. Training your employees on both P2 procedures as well as the reasons behind them can changeattitudes toward pollution prevention. Employees may be more diligent in following P2 practices if they understand how it effects the quality of their drinking water.