Free Workshop to Help Businesses with Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Westminster, MD
11/06/2015 11:34 AM

The Carroll County Environmental Advisory Council (EAC) is partnering with the Carroll County Water Resource Coordination Council to host a free workshop on January 5, 2016, at Carroll Community College, in Room M- 157 at 4:30 PM to help businesses understand stormwater regulations that affect them and good housekeeping practices they can employ.


Businesses will learn how the stormwater regulations may affect them. Workshop topics will address good housekeeping measures that can be put in place to help prevent stormwater pollution and avoid potential discharge violations. County staff will explain how businesses can perform their own in-house stormwater compliance inspections; receive a courtesy visit for assistance; and what to do if there is a potential illicit discharge. The agenda includes discussion on how businesses can be recognized for implementing clean water practices at their sites.


Carroll County and the municipalities hold a joint stormwater permit. The permit requires the County to implement a public education and outreach program to reduce stormwater pollutants. Businesses with an industrial permit, as well as those that fall under the County’s permit, have potential for pollutant discharge and are included in the “regulated community.” Commercial and industrial businesses, such as automotive, restaurants and food industry, landscaping, fuel, concrete, manufacturing, etc., especially can benefit from the workshop.


More details and registration information on the Businesses for Clean Water Workshop can be found on the website at Registration is free and is available through December 31, 2015.

Brenda Dinne
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