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.
- 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
- 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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