Specific businesses can unknowingly have a direct impact on our creeks and streams. They can impact stormwater during day-to-day activities such as:
We are here to help educate you about the rules and regulations surrounding your business and water quality issues.
To increase awareness of storm water pollution prevention among car owners, KICP posted signage at most local self-serve carwashes thanking the community for using a commercial car wash instead of washing their vehicles at home on impervious surfaces, which drain directly to our creeks.
Carpet cleaners have been identified as having the potential to negatively impact water quality due to the illegal practice of discharging wastewater to storm drains. Waste water must drain to a sanitary sewer system.
The water quality impacts posed by motor vehicles have been well documented.
Mobile cleaners perform restaurant hood cleaning typically at night when the restaurant is closed. The cleaners have been known to move the equipment to the exterior of the restaurant for cleaning without proper water quality protection practices. This practice is illegal and the waste water must drain to an inside sanitary sewer drain.
Landscape maintenance service providers perform many activities that have the potential to negatively impact water quality – including fertilizer and pesticide application, irrigation system installation and maintenance, mowing, and material staging.
Common sources of pollutants from mobile cleaning businesses include, soap, oil, grease, paint and dirt. Exterior cleaning benefits water quality when done with water quality in mind.
Common sources of pollutants from restaurants include:
Common sources of pollutants from vehicle repair businesses include: