Pollution Prevention (Control Measure 6)

Stormwater – Pollution Prevention

Pollution prevention can be any activity that avoids, eliminates or reduces the creation of pollutants or other negative environmental impacts (see DEQ informational webpage).

"Pollution prevention" can include:

  • Protection of natural resources
  • Increased efficiency in the use of raw materials, energy, water, or other resources
  • Source reduction and other practices that reduce or eliminate the creation or use of hazardous substances, pollutants
  • Contaminants prior to any recycling, treatment, or disposal


Benton County has been meeting several pollution prevention strategy goals through the Benton County Stormwater Management Program: