Water Pollution Prevention Procedures - Plant, wheel and boot washing

Procedure for Control of Ground & Surface Water Pollution - Interpreted from Best Practice Guidelines in PPG1, PPG5 & PPG6

Plant, wheel and boot washing:
  • Should be carried out in a designated area of hard standing at least 10 metres from any surface waters.
  • Run-off should be collected in a sump, with settled solids removed regularly and water recycled and reused where possible. Any excess water should be discharged to foul sewer with prior permission from your local sewerage provider or tankered off site for authorised disposal.
Silt treatment options can be complex or relatively simple depending on the volume of water, the amount and type of silt and the type and size of site. Whichever method is used, you need an area where water can be undisturbed for a period of time. These facilities must be correctly installed, routinely maintained and inspected to ensure they’re working efficiently.
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Sensible Energy Saving Tip

Save water and money: don't leave water running while shaving, cleaning teeth, washing dishes. Leaving a bathroom tap running will waste almost 9 litres per minute.

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