Every golf course has a central area for the maintenance and storage of equipment and supplies. These areas can potentially become point sources of pollution because of unintended releases of chemicals such as pesticides, fertilizers, or fuel during storage or handling of these materials. Therefore, maintenance and storage facilities are high priority areas to address in protecting water quality. However, containment measures in these areas can easily prevent chemicals from becoming point sources of pollution.
The site analysis should identify and assess risk for ground or surface water contamination. The first step is to determine the environmentally sensitive areas, potential release points, and containment strategies currently employed. This analysis should address all aspects of maintenance facilities operations, including storage, mixing and loading, and wastewater handling.
- Assess potential point source pollution risk.
- Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements designed to prevent point source pollution.
- Manage organic and inorganic waste to minimize potential point source pollution.