Reduce non-point source pollution by reducing the quantity, toxicity, bioavailability and persistence of pesticides and fertilizers, or by eliminating the need for the use of these materials. Preserve fresh water resources by incorporating measures to prevent pollutants from contaminating surface and groundwater and monitor impacts over operations.
STRUCTURE AND COMMUNITY REQUIREMENTS
S/C PH Action 4.1 (4 points)
Option 1. Reduce Pesticide + Fertilizer Impacts | Conserving Level No pesticide, herbicide or fertilizer use. The project team designs the landscaping to incorporate plant species that require no pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers. Increased use of composting. Practice integrated pest management.
Option 2. Prevent Surface and Groundwater Contamination, Combined Superior + Conserving Level (7-9 points)
Design for source elimination: Designers focus on eliminating potentially polluting substances from operations. If unable to so eliminate such substances, designers should seek to recycle the substances, keeping them within the operation or sending them off-site for use in other applications.
Designers continue to address prevention measures by locating equipment and facilities containing potentially polluting substances away from sensitive environments.
Design for prevention: At the design stage, if the polluting substances cannot be eliminated or recycled, design runoff interceptors and drainage channels to accommodate pollutants in stormwater runoff, ice melt, potential spills and leakage. Design spill prevention and response plans. Employ methods to monitor and minimize pollutants in stormwater runoff and ice melt.
Option 3. Restorative Level Remediate existing contamination:
Prevent future contamination by cleaning up previously contaminated land, restoring wellhead protection, and installing land use controls to prevent future contamination. Restoration also may include removal of materials storage piles, rerouting of surface runoff, or restoring groundwater infiltration patterns.
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