Develop and implement an environment management plan for all jobs, big and small. (See Doing the job smarter) Minimise the amount of waste you create and control its disposal responsibly. (See Typical painter's waste streams) Check and signpost the stormwater drains and make sure all workers know that only clean water may be put into them. Do not hose or sweep waste material, litter or any other matter into gutters or drains. Have in place spill prevention and clean-up procedures. If a spill occurs that threatens to harm the environment you must tell the EPA or local council as soon as possible. Check with your local sewerage utility for their requirements in relation to trade wastewater treatment and discharge before you discharge any wastewater into the sewer. Make sure that all paints and equipment are stored away from the stormwater drains. Know the special requirements for the storage and disposal of Dangerous Goods that you work with. Make sure the contractors and workers on the site know about your commitment to protecting and caring for the environment. Be aware that an individual guilty of water pollution under the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997 may be fined up to $250,000 plus up to $60,000 per day for a continuing offence. A company committing the same offence may be fined up to $1 million plus up to $120,000 per day for a continuing offence. Be aware that even very minor breaches of environmental laws can result in infringement notices of up to $1500.