Painting and Coatings


Paint and sanding wastes are among the many common stormwater pollutants that can degrade water quality. Stormwater runoff from washing off paint brushes in the street or waterway have been found to contain high concentrations of toxins. When they wash into our recreational waters they can degrade water quality and kill aquatic life.



What can I do?

Use Best Management Practices (BMPs)!
BMPs are techniques or controls used to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants, paint and sanding debris, into the stormwater conveyance system also known as the storm drain system.



  • Clean latex paint brushes in a bucket, and dispose of waste properly.