Pollution Prevention for Businesses

Pollution Prevention Do's and Dont's

Clean Water is Everyone's Business

When stormwater flows over parking lots, roofs and lawns, it collects soil, pesticides, oils, and other pollutants. This water runs down into storm drains which are connected to the city's stormwater pipes. The water then flows directly into the closest stream.

Businesses in Durham can help protect our water quality by taking some simple steps. Please read the information below to make sure your business is in compliance with city ordinances and doing its part to keep our water clean.
Does your business have a NPDES permit or are you required to have a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SPPP)? See our SPPP development guide (PDF).