Gas and other fuels are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can degrade water quality. Stormwater runoff containing fuel and other compounds such as MTBE can kill aquatic organisms and degrade water quality. MTBE also has the potential to contaminate drinking water supplies.
What can I do?
Use Best Management Practices (BMPs)!
BMPs are techniques or controls used to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants, such as oil, antifreeze, and solvents, into the stormwater conveyance system also known as the storm drain system.
Helpful Information and Documents:
- Use shop rags and other dry methods to clean up spills.