An effective stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) represents a significant investment of time, money and resources. But your project’s SWPPP is not the place to cut corners. The costs of non-compliance are too high.
The Cost of Non-Compliance
The stormwater pollution prevention movement began to ensure that all natural waterbodies would be fishable and swimmable for future generations. In order to accomplish these ends, the Environmental Protection Agency (and other regulatory agencies at the state, local and municipal levels) requires all construction projects and many types of industrial activities to comply with National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit regulations. In order to ensure compliance, the EPA has teeth when it comes to enforcement.
Failure to comply with NPDES permit regulations can result in:
- Fines up to $33,500 per day
- Criminal penalties that may include prison time
- Civil litigation and punitive damages
Legal fees add more costs to the running tab for non-compliance, taking an even bigger bite out of your bottom line.
The Benefits of Stormwater Pollution Prevention
Having an effective SWPPP does more than save you financially. It can actually improve your company’s reputation and operational efficiency.
Having an effective SWPPP is necessary to mitigate your operations’ negative impact on the environment. Compliance can help you build your reputation as an environmentally conscious company.
Improved Resource Management
One of the steps involved in developing a SWPPP is to map all industrial activities and assess potential pollutant sources. This in-depth investigation into your operational activities and their location on your site may also serve to identify opportunities to boost efficiency and better manage resources.
Some of the BMPs implemented in your SWPPP may also help you comply with other industrial regulations.
Cost-Effective Stormwater Pollution Prevention
An effective SWPPP does not have to be an expensive SWPPP. Superior StormWater Services, LLC in Albuquerque, NM can help you develop a SWPPP that meets NPDES permit regulations and fits your project’s unique needs and budget. Contact us for comprehensive stormwater pollution prevention services.
Cost-effective stormwater pollution prevention solutions