Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping

The university should set an example for preventing storm water pollution. In general, UMD has a developed system of good housekeeping that inherently recognizes that the campus operates in an urban area. Many operational areas already perform variations on best management practices to protect water quality. In many ways, this effort will formalize existing practices and identify areas for improvement. Although often associated only with Facilities Management operations, BMP housekeeping activities need to be implemented equitably across the entire University.

Best Management Practices: - New practices will be added as they are completed.

shifted pipesPollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping Practices Summaries

UMD 601 - Storm Water Systems Annual Assessment
Assess outfalls, sediment basins and ponds for repair, replacement, and cleaning on an annual basis to improve storm water conditions.
UMD 602 - Pond Maintenance / Cleaning
Maintain the ponds in good working order and provide a procedure for regular cleaning and maintenance.
UMD 603 - Sewer Dyes
Create use, notification, and reporting procedures for dyes and colorants in the sewer systems.
UMD 604 - Fertilizer and Pesticide Handling and Application
Review grounds keeping practices for fertilizer and pesticide handling and application. Make recommendations for improved storm water quality, write fact sheet, train, and implement fact sheet recommendations.
UMD 605 - Integrated Turf Management
Review grounds keeping practices for integrated turf management. Make recommendations for improved storm water quality, write fact sheet, train, and implement fact sheet recommendations.
UMD 606 - Landscape Management
Review grounds keeping practices for landscape management. Make recommendations for improved storm water quality, write fact sheet, train, and implement fact sheet recommendations.
UMD 607 - Irrigation Practices
Review grounds keeping practices for irrigation practices. Make recommendations for improved storm water quality, write fact sheet, train, and implement fact sheet recommendations.
UMD 608 - Integrated Pest Management (IPM)
Review grounds keeping practices for Integrated Pest Management (IPM). Make recommendations for improved storm water quality, write fact sheet, train, and implement fact sheet recommendations.
UMD 609 - Litter Control
University departments will be made aware of litter control procedures and training will be provided for employees. The Campus Community will be provided with information about litter on the campus via educational material.
UMD 610 - Dumpster Management
Dumpsters are one of the major sources of litter on campus. The University will prepare a maintenance procedure for these units in order to reduce litter problems and insure that the units are in good repair.
UMD 611 - Exterior Loading Docks
Particulate materials delivered to loading docks will have a procedure and training for proper handling to reduce possibility of storm water contamination.
UMD 612 - Impervious Storage / Parking Areas
Storage of vehicles and equipment on impervious surface may create pollution to the water system. Create procedures for maintenance and storage and providing education for employees.
UMD 613 - Landscape Particulates Handling and Storage
Provide procedures for proper handling of landscape particulates that may be stored on the campus.
UMD 614 - Snow Storage
Identify snow storage areas on map. Observe the areas for issues and set up a campus procedure for storage of snow. Recommend landscape changes to control snowmelt water before it reaches the creeks.
UMD 615 - Salt / Sand Storage Facility
The Salt/ Sand Storage Facility is a new structure on the UMD campus. Creation of good housekeeping procedures specific to this facility will complete the project. Since this is a new system, the procedures will be reviewed after the first year.
UMD 616 - Street / Parking Sweeping
Create a procedure for sweeping impervious surfaces on the campus to reduce the introduction of particulate materials and litter into the storm water system.
UMD 617 - Vehicle and Equipment Washing
Create a procedure for washing vehicles and equipment to reduce possible illicit discharges into the storm water system.
UMD 618 - Fueling System Spill Protection
Vehicle fueling occurs on a daily basis. Proper procedures for fueling as well as training and equipment for spill protection play an import role in eliminating illicit discharges into the storm water system.
UMD 619 - Handling of Hazardous Materials and Environmental Pollutants
The handling of hazardous materials and environmental pollutants requires knowledge of the materials being handled and the ability to correctly respond to emergency situations. Review practices and update training.
UMD 620 - Roof Top Weed Control
Storm water from rooftops constitutes a large portion of the campus's discharge. The improper use of chemical weed control materials on roofs could result in chemicals being discharged into the storm water system.
UMD 621 - Swimming Pool Maintenance
Maintenance practices for the swimming pool will be reviewed for storm water impact and a procedure for discharge of pool water will be developed.

The EPA has a National Menu of Best Management Practices for Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations at:
(http://cfpub.epa.gov/npdes/stormwater/menuofbmps/poll.cfm)