Water Pollution Prevention Procedures

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

Allowing time to plan and prepare before work starts on site can significantly reduce the risk of a pollution incident. Once you’ve identified potential sources of pollution, you’ll be much better prepared to put measures in place to avoid or reduce the risk of causing pollution.

Planning will:
  • help make the job run smoothly
  • improve risk management, reducing risk of pollution incidents and fines
  • help identify efficiencies and potential cost savings
  • improve relationships with clients, local regulators and neighbours and reduce likelihood of complaints
  • reduce damage and clean up costs if an incident does happen
  • help you win and maintain contracts
Pollution can occur to surface water (streams and rivers) and to ground water. Before starting operations, consider the following:
  • Have all drains on site been located, and identified as either surface water or foul?
  • Have drains been checked for existing protection?
  • Have pollution risks to the drains been identified?
  • If anything will be discharged to drains, have you applied for permission?
  • Have plans been put in place to prevent pollution entering watercourses in emergencies?
  • Are spill kits located near drains?

The following are potential causes of pollution with actions for prevention:

  • Silty Water
  • Plant, wheel and boot washing
  • Fuel Storage
  • Cement, concrete and grouts
  • Chemicals and hazardous substances
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