Measure 6a: Develop an operation and maintenance program
“Develop a an operation and maintenance program that has the ultimate goal of preventing or reducing pollutant runoff from municipal operations.”
With proper operation and maintenance (O & M), the stormwater runoff from your facilities and operations will be cleaner and you will also be setting a good example for others in your community.
We suggest that you divide up your pollution prevention / good housekeeping program into the following steps. Make sure that your timeframe for completing these steps is consistent with your own Phase II permit.
Step 1: Inventory all of the municipal operations that have the potential to cause stormwater pollution. These operations include (but may not be limited to) the following facilities:
Step 2: Develop inspection forms for each of the types of facilities listed above that are owned or operated by your jurisdiction. Develop a tracking system for organizing inspection records. Sample inspection forms can be found under Measure 6b.
Step 3: Inspect all of your municipal facilities using the forms you developed in Step 2. Take a lot of pictures to use in your staff training. Conduct the staff training program. Correct any problems you observe at your facilities.
Step 4: Re-inspect your facilities annually, fill out new inspection forms and enter data into your tracking system. Correct any problems you observe at your facilities.