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  1. Automotive Repair and Food Service Establishments
  2. Chesterfield Water Trends
  3. Commercial Pesticide Application
  4. Golf Course Resources
  5. Household Hazardous Waste and Litter
  6. Pet Waste
  7. Rain Barrel Workshops
  8. Rain Gardens
  9. Storm Drain Marking
  10. Virginia Conservation Assistance
  11. Washing Your Car 
  12. Yard Care

Automotive Repair and Food Service Establishments

We encourage restaurants and automotive repair establishments employees to conduct business in a manner that can prevent pollution from entering the storm sewer system. Stormwater runoff carries pollutants to storm drains that discharge to natural waterways without treatment, which may cause public health risks and degrade the environment.

Pollutants

Automotive repair establishment pollutants

  • Antifreeze
  • Battery Acid
  • Detergents
  • Fuel
  • Metals
  • Motor oil
  • Paint
  • Solvents

Food service establishment pollutants

  • Cooking Oil
  • Degreasers
  • Detergents
  • Disinfectants
  • Food Scraps
  • Grease
  • Mop Water
  • Trash

All of these pollutants can have an adverse impact on water quality in streams, lakes and rivers and degrade habitat for wildlife. We have developed stormwater pollution prevention and spill response plans for automotive repair and food service establishments that describe simple ways to prevent pollutants from entering into storm sewers or waterways.

Request pollution prevention plans

Request a pollution prevention plan by email for automotive repair establishments or food service establishments.