Stormwater Pollution Prevention

Matting Installation

Benton County Stormwater Program – Pollution Prevention

Pollution prevention can be any activity that avoids, eliminates or reduces the creation of pollutants or other negative environmental impacts (see DEQ Fact Sheet below). Pollution prevention can include:

  • Protection of natural resources
  • Increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water, or other resources
  • Source reduction and other practices that reduce or eliminate the creation or use of hazardous substances, pollutants
  • Contaminants prior to any recycling, treatment, or disposal

Benton County has been meeting several pollution prevention strategy goals through the Benton County Stormwater Management Program:

 

Truck Dumping

Good Housekeeping

Benton County has several best management practices for Public Works Department facilities and roads, and Natural Areas and Parks to ensure that water quality impacts are limited. Review these best management practices as they will continually be updated by county departments:

  • Public Works (see below for more information)
    • Facilities
    • Roads
  • Natural Areas and Parks