• Uxbridge stormwater preservation
  • Uxbridge pollution preservation
  • Uxbridge pollution preservation

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Uxbridge, Massachusetts

BETA performed a facility audit and developed a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) for the Department of Public Works property. The primary objective of the SWPPP was to ensure that pollutants generated from industrial activities were not migrating into the stormwater discharges at the facility. Primary operations of concern included outdoor above ground fuel storage tanks, a vehicle fueling station, vehicle washing, sand/salt storage, waste battery storage, and a trash dumpster. BETA reviewed each of these operations to determine if they were or had the potential to contribute pollutants to stormwater. BETA provided recommendations that fell into the categories of:

Good housekeeping practices

  • Require vehicle washing indoors so washwater could be treated through the oil-water separator serving the floor drainage system prior to discharge
  • Move all waste oil and motor oil storage drums to an indoor location

Preventive maintenance

  • Inspect the fueling area for spills and leaks
  • Inspect and clean catch basins on a regular basis

Best management practices

  • Cover the sand pile
  • Store waste batteries at an indoor location

Sediment and erosion control

Spill prevention and response

  • Developed a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure plan

The three stormwater outfalls identified on the property were inspected during dry weather for non-stormwater related discharges. None were identified. The outfalls were also visually inspected for oil sheens and turbidity during a wet weather event to determine if the discharge was adversely impacted by site activities.

Project Management Team