Municipal pollution prevention methods effective for controlling or reducing bacteria. (Source: modified from the Center for Watershed Protection).
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|Dumpster and Landfill Management||High||Ensure that contaminated material is contained to prevent solid and/or liquid waste from being washed into storm sewer systems or water bodies.|
|Sanitary Sewer System Maintenance||High||Regularly inspect and flush sanitary pipes to ensure that there are no leaks in the system and that the system is properly functioning.|
|Litter and Animal Waste Control||High||Mandate litter and pet waste cleanup within the community and control waste-generating wildlife, such as geese; provide waste containers for litter and pet waste in public areas.|
|Public Educations||Moderate||Label storm drains to indicate that no dumping is allowed and institute pollution prevention programs to educate and implement needed community practices.|
|Staff and Employee Educations||Moderate||Provide internal training for staff and provide direction to hired employees or volunteers regarding pollution prevention techniques to be used during work activites.|