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Publication / Resource Title Description
Auto Shops—Preventing Water Pollution (PDF, ) Easy-to-read and understand tips for prevention water pollution from auto repair shops.
Biosolids Fact Sheet, 3/2012 (PDF) Set out in question and answer format, this detailed fact sheet reviews biosolids management programs in Oregon, including the federal and state regulations. Information is provided on the agricultural benefits of biosolids as a sustainable substitute for petroleum-based fertilizers. Good handout for councils, commissions, and neighbors to land application sites.
Biosolids Media Guide, 4/2013 (PDF )

Facing a television camera or radio interview about biosolids? Use this media guide t’o effectively avoid the ‘yuck factor and communicate clearly on biosolids issues; practice good answers to questions you are likely to be asked.

Breweries—Sustainable Breweries, the Brewing Process(PDF )

Updated by the ACWA Pretreatment Committee in 2016, this new Sustainable Brewing brochure highlights pollution prevention techniques in each step of the brewing process.

City of Bend – Stormwater Education Campaign Evaluation (PDF) Presentation by Wendy Edde, City of Bend, to the Stormwater / Education / Groundwater Committees meeting, 2/10/16
City of Gresham - Oregon Public Behavior Survey Compilation (PDF) Presentation by Keri Handaly, City of Gresham, to the Stormwater / Education / Groundwater Committees meeting, 2/10/16

Clean Water Tips for Business and Industry (screen PDF, 498 kb)

Clean Water Tips for Business and Industry (print PDF, ,498 kb)

The ACWA Groundwater Committee developed this tri-fold, color brochure to inform businesses and industry about protecting groundwater and actions to keep pollutants out of Underground Injection Control (UIC) systems. The brochure is designed to be customized by adding contact information for the local utility on the back panel.

Clean Water Tips at Home (screen PDF, 557 kb)

Clean Water Tips at Home (print PDF, 1.5 Mb)

The ACWA Groundwater Committee developed this tri-fold, color brochure to inform businesses and industry about protecting groundwater and actions to keep pollutants out of Underground Injection Control (UIC) systems. The brochure is designed to be customized by adding contact information for the local utility on the back panel.
Collection Locations for Unwanted and Unused Drugs,(PDF)

Unwanted and unused drugs can be accepted for environmentally sound disposal at law enforcement agencies. An inventory of law enforcement agencies providing this service is provided.

A google map of the collection sites, provided by PPRC, can be found here

Fats, Oil and Grease Control (Regional Preferred Pumper Program) Information on the Preferred Pumper Program is available on their website.
Freeze the Grease—Grease Scrapers and Kits These kits include a plastic grease scraper, a lid that will fit three different sizes of metal cans and an easy-to-follow instruction card in English and Spanish that you can stamp your city/utilities logo on.  The scraper and lid both say “Freeze the Grease, Save the Drain” and “Brought to you by your local sewer utility.”

A single (1) kit is available to non-members—use the ‘contact us’ button on their web site and request a grease scraper kit to be mailed to you. Please provide us with your postal mailing address.

To have larger amounts of the kits printed and/or have them printed with your organization’s name, contact the GiGi Goff Company in Beaverton, OR at (503) 646-3191 or contact them by e-mail.
Grow Smart, Grow Safe

A new app lists more than 1,000 lawn-garden chemicals, offers natural gardening tips.

Now there is an easy way for consumers throughout the Pacific Northwest to make smart choices in lawn and garden products that are safer for people, pets and the environment: The Grow Smart, Grow Safe® app.

Products available in area stores are rated low, medium or high hazard to help shoppers make smart choices. Take this tool to the store or out to the garage and find out how your favorite lawn and garden products rate. The app even offers great tips on gardening without pesticides. Download for free at the iTunes App Store. The app was created by the Local Hazardous Waste Management Program in King County; Portland Metro; and Thurston County Public Health and Social Services, to provide reliable, science-based information to all consumers.

Print Shops—Preventing Water Pollution (PDF) Easy-to-read and understand tips for prevention water pollution from print shops.
Protecting Your Watershed, 9/2010 (PDF) An illustrated color brochure outlines in simple terms how everyone can help protect their watershed. Oregon focused. Quantities of this brochure, both in English and Spanish, are available by contacting ORACWA’s offices.
Review of Stormwater Education Effectiveness—DHM Research, 2/14 (PDF) DHM Research has completed a review of stormwater education effectiveness, and outlined a series of recommendations to improve stormwater education. The report was jointly funded by contributing ACWA stormwater utility members and ACWA dues.
Trap the Grease brochure, English (PDF) Tri-fold color brochure with big pictures that include tips for food workers to reduce fats, oils, and grease from reaching the sewer system.
Trap the Grease brochure, Spanish (PDF) Folleto triple del color con los cuadros grandes que incluyen las extremidades para que los trabajadores del alimento reduzcan las grasas, los aceites, y la grasa de alcanzar el sistema de alcantarilla. (traducción española)
Vehicle Washing—Preventing Water Pollution (PDF) Easy-to-read and understand tips for prevention water pollution when washing vehicles.
Waste Prevention, Reuse and Recycling Education:
A Handbook of Principles and Best Practices
(PDF)
From Oregon Metro, an agency that works with communities, businesses and residents in the Portland metropolitan area.
Metro initiated production of this document to share
resources and increase internal knowledge related to best
practices in education for waste prevention, reuse,
recycling and disposal, with a goal of effectively using
limited staff resources to achieve measurable outcomes.


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