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
"I have worked with Abba on various projects over the last couple of years, they have always worked efficiently and the assessments provided have been accepted by the relevant local planning authorities. The assessments have assisted in me securing planning permission, which as a planning consultant, is what I require." - Town Planning Bureau