In the fight against stormwater pollution, municipal operations are assisted by the PACE program for education, training, resources and ensuring the proper guidelines are followed.
Stormwater runoff from municipal operations can affect water quality. These activities range from the storage and handling of harmful chemicals to the maintenance of municipal properties, vehicles, roads, parks, and storm sewer systems.
What can be done?
Activities such as integrated pest management, water conservation, recycling, erosion control, proper storage of materials, repair of equipment, spill clean up and education programs can prove to be very effective in addressing these pollutant sources.
The Keep it Clean Partnership (KICP) program contracts with the Partners for a Clean Environment (PACE) Program to implement a stormwater compliance assistance program for municipal operations within the KICP communities.
The PACE Program ensures that the KICP communities are in compliance with their stormwater permits.
Municipal operations in these communities have been categorized into two tiers, based on an operation’s potential stormwater pollution threat. PACE has developed stormwater pollution prevention certification criteria for all municipal operations. The criteria include the implementation of both structural and non-structural BMPs for various municipal operations.
PACE conducts site visits of operations, which include:
PACE provides each operation with a stormwater pollution prevention binder containing:
- Applicable practices
- Template spill response plan
- Template standard operation procedures
- Training materials and a training log
PACE also trains municipal employees about stormwater pollution prevention.
For Detailed Information
Please visit the PACE website to view the BMPs, SOPs and criteria.