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Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations

Best Management Practices (BMPs) in this category apply to activities conducted by City employees at City-owned facilities. Municipalities conduct numerous activities that can pose a threat to water quality if practices and procedures are not in place to prevent pollutants from entering the MS4. These activities include winter road maintenance, minor road repairs, infrastructure work, automobile fleet maintenance, landscaping and park maintenance, and building maintenance.

Kalispell's Stormwater Management Program contains five BMPs in the Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations category including:

  • GH-1 Kalispell Municipal Pollution Prevention Good Housekeeping Guidance Manual
  • GH-2 Stormwater Pollution Prevention Training
  • GH-3 Street Sweeping
  • GH-4 Leaf Collection
  • GH-5 Storm Drainage System Inspection and Cleaning Program

Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations minimum control measure is a key element of the small MS4 operator to examine and subsequently alter their own actions to help ensure a reduction in the amount and type of pollution that: (1) collects on streets, parking lots, open spaces, and storage and vehicle maintenance areas and is discharged into local waterways; and (2) results from actions such as environmentally damaging land development and flood management practices or poor maintenance of storm sewer systems.

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