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From the Desk of Our EHS Specialist: The Importance of Stormwater Management

2021-02-03T20:05:14+00:00

Stormwater runoff is precipitation that flows across land, permeates into soil, merges into bodies of water, or evaporates back into the atmosphere. However, in urban environments, rainfall flows quickly across hard surfaces laden with pollutants. These contaminants are swept into waterways via drains and streams. Improperly managed stormwater runoff can cause several problems for businesses, including property damage and regulatory violations. Flooding: As stormwater flows over impermeable surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, large volumes of water can collect or flow rapidly, often causing property damage. Stormwater can also contribute to natural disasters by instantly raising water levels leading [...]

From the Desk of Our EHS Specialist: The Importance of Stormwater Management2021-02-03T20:05:14+00:00

California Steps Up Enforcement of Stormwater Management Violations

2021-01-27T20:12:03+00:00

As concerns about the environment continue to rise, California has increased their efforts to hold businesses accountable for violations. To reduce pollutants entering natural waterways and public water systems, the state has expanded the role of the California Water Boards regarding industrial stormwater runoff. Pursuant to Senate Bill 205, the state Water Code now requires all eligible businesses renewing or applying for a business license to prove enrollment in a stormwater management program. It essentially makes it easier to catch violators by reviewing stormwater practices for all relevant businesses rather than performing random checks. The list of affected businesses [...]

California Steps Up Enforcement of Stormwater Management Violations2021-01-27T20:12:03+00:00
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