We often talk about how to conserve and protect water at home but businesses can also play their part. Here are some tips to keep our water safe when it comes to commercial sinks and drains this winter.
- Don’t pour liquid waste to floor drains, sinks, outdoor storm drains, or sewers. Apply messages at drains to tell people not to pour wastes down drains.
- Pour wash-water into the mop sink – never out the door or into a gutter or storm drain. And always dispose of mop water in a janitor/utility sink or other indoor sanitary drain, not the storm drain.
- Do not use bleach or disinfectant if there is a possibility that the rinse water could flow to a street, gutter or storm drain.
- Shop sinks and floor drains should be connected to the sanitary sewers, not the storm sewers.