What is Municipal Good Housekeeping?

Some of the most basic types of municipal good housekeeping conducted in Rockport in relation to stormwater include street sweeping and catch basin cleaning. Over the course of the winter, sand is used on roads to improve driving conditions during storms. By summer, much of this sand has found its way into the catch basins. The DPW Highway Division sweeps the streets to pick up as much of this sand as possible before it reaches the catch basins. Later, catch basins are cleaned periodically to remove built-up sediments. This allows the catch basin sump to properly remove future sediments from stormwater flows. Sediments and winter sand removed from the drainage system therefore do not get discharged at the stormwater outfall.

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1. What is Stormwater?
2. What is NPDES?
3. What is an illicit discharge?
4. What is Municipal Good Housekeeping?
5. What can I do to assist with Municipal Good Housekeeping?