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Prevent Stormwater Pollution in your Business

Many small to medium sized businesses in the Mitcham and Marion areas are of a high priority with concern to stormwater pollution. This particularly includes automotive, manufacturing, engineering, retail, storage and transport, however all businesses should be thinking about their environmental impact and taking measures to minimise it:

  • Keep your premises clean to avoid unintentional pollution of the stormwater system.
  • Ensure drainage from any work or wash areas are isolated from the stormwater.
  • Make arrangements to recycle used oils, chemicals and other materials or dispose of them at an approved waste depot.
  • Locate tanks and valves in a bunded area (ie a low wall built to contain liquids). Speed humps across the entrance to the workshop can turn the whole workshop into a bunded area.
  • Dry sweep or vacuum rather than hose down work floors and forecourts to help conserve water as well as prevent stormwater pollution.


  • Have an emergency spill response plan and ensure employees are aware of the procedure.
  • Stop the source of the spills and isolate or contain it from the stormwater system.
  • Relocate activities the could involve fuel, oil, grease, coolant, chemicals, solvents and/or cleaning agents, drainage, leakage or spills to undercover areas fitted with grease and silt traps.
  • Contact emergency services if spill is large or hazardous.

For more information on stormwater management for your specific business type, click here.

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