Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide

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Storm Drains: Stormwater Compliance Photo Comparison

Compliant Condition

These are examples of storm drains screens that are properly maintained. The screens are free of debris and other contaminants allowing stormwater to properly flow into the storm sewer system.

Storm Drain Free of Debris or Contaminants

Storm Drain Free of Debris or Contaminants

Non-Compliant Condition

Debris and other trash trapped in storm drain screens at Industrial Sites can prevent stormwater from properly draining into the sewer system which can lead to localize flooding. In addition the debris and trash may contain contaminates that ultimately enter the environment through the storm sewer systems. Storm drains should be routinely inspected and, if necessary, cleaned to remove debris.

Debris/Trash Trapped on Storm Drain Screens

Debris/Trash Trapped on Storm Drain Screens

Debris/Trash Trapped on Storm Drain Screens

Photos courtesy of Tetra Tech, Inc.