Tuesday, October 8, 2013

A Reliable Stormwater BMP Can Save You from a Number of Penalties

Puget Sound in Washington State has a long-standing problem with regards to pollution. According to the Washington Environmental Council, around 14 million pounds of toxic waste enter its waters every year. Nobody wants to see Puget Sound, the state's maritime gateway to economic coastal hubs, decidedly unsound; that's why four companies have recently been fined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for aggravating the problem, according to Michelle Esteban of Komo News. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) slapped a total of $847,000 in fines on an auto works facility, a waste management company, a construction firm, and a cement manufacturer for polluted stormwater runoff. If Puget Sound is to have any hope of being a wildlife sanctuary again, it has to start with the folks living on the coastline; to that end, more than one good stormwater BMP (best management practice) should be requirements in running any business.


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