Industrial and Commercial Activities
Activities that take place at commercial and industrial areas, such as material, chemical, and waste handling, are often exposed to the weather. As runoff from rain comes into contact with these materials, it can transport pollutants to nearby storm drains, wetlands and creeks. Other commercial and industrial activities that may contribute to stormwater pollution can include vehicle maintenance, vehicle washing, spills, and spills and leaks from containers. The goal of the Commercial and Industrial Program Element is to reduce or control the discharge of pollutants in runoff from these activities.
The City has established this program to encourage and assist businesses in their efforts to promote stormwater pollution prevention: