According to municipal code, facilities which have larger quantities of certain regulated materials, must take measures to prevent releases of these substances to the environment.  Often these materials are petroleum products such as oil and gasoline, but there are additional chemicals which are specified bythe Environmental Protection Agency.  Facilities such as automotive shops, gas stations, chemical manufacters and golf courses within five miles of the city of Missoula must obtain a Water Quality Ordinance Permit.  Through oversight, inspection and tracking our community can ensure that facilities are handling, storing and disposing of chemicals in such a way that mimizes risks to our sole source of drinking water; the Missoula Aquifer.

To obtain a permit, we'll need some information.  Once submitted and inspected, renewals are due every two years.  If you have questions, please give us a call.