Caravan and camp site pollution prevention

The pollution prevention responsibilities of caravan and camp site operators and owners, and what they can do to avoid pollution incidents.

This publication was withdrawn on

All pollution prevention guidance (PPGs) that was previously maintained by the Environment Agency has been withdrawn from use and can now be found on The National Archives.

Pollution prevention guidance contained a mix of regulatory requirements and good practice advice. The Environment Agency does not provide ‘good practice’ guidance.

Current guidance explains how to: minimise flood risk at caravan and camp sites, report an environmental incident, get permission to discharge to surface or groundwater, manage business and commercial waste, store oil and any oil storage regulations, discharge sewage with no mains drainage, work on or near water and manage water on land.


Caravan and camp site pollution prevention. Guide for operators and owners.

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Guidance on pollution prevention, to help businesses - in particular caravan and camp site owners - understand their responsibilities and avoid pollution incidents.

The guidance covers:

  • sewage
  • septic tanks
  • waste water
  • misconnections to surface water
  • site drainage
  • storage of chemicals
  • flooding
Published 9 May 2013