Stormwater is a leading source of water pollution in the U.S. Stormwater runoff is created when rain or snow melts on surfaces that cannot or do not absorb it due to falling on streets, sidewalks, or lawns with compacted soil. As the precipitation runs over these surfaces, it accumulates pollutants such as debris, sediment, and chemicals. If not managed correctly, runoff can compromise the quality of water in lakes, rivers, and coastal areas.
Runoff from construction sites can be especially harmful. Stormwater pollution poses such a threat that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency instituted standards for stormwater management in areas that are established and developed.
Efficient Pollution Prevention
Acquisition of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits
Site and plan reviews by Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and Designated Erosion Control Inspectors (DECI)
Installation of sediment control BMPs (silt fence, ditch checks, inlet protection)
Installation of erosion control BMPs (hydromulch, straw mulch, erosion control blanket, turf reinforcement matting, custom stabilization seed mixes, polyacrylamide selection and usage)
Maintenance of soil erosion and sediment control BMPs
Notice of Termination filing