Industrial Stormwater Permit Guide

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Vehicle/Equipment Maintenance: Stormwater Compliance Photo Comparison

Compliant Condition

Compliant Vehicle/Equipment Maintenance
Equipment Repairs Conducted Inside a Building

Compliant Vehicle/Equipment Maintenance
Equipment Repairs Conducted Inside a Building
This is an example of industrial vehicles being maintained inside a building. By moving the work inside, small automotive fluids and chemical spills associated with this work, can be contained and easily cleaned up without the risk of contaminating stormwater.

Non-Compliant Condition

Non-Compliant Vehicle/Equipment Maintenance
Fluid Spill from Vehicle Maintenance/Repair Being Conducted Outside - No cover
Vehicle maintenance should be performed inside a building or under a covered structure. Automotive fluids and chemical spills, even small releases, should be prevented or cleaned up to prevent surface contamination. Surface contamination on paved surfaces can be carried into lakes and streams through stormwater contacting these surfaces.

Photo courtesy of Tetra Tech, Inc.