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5 Innovative Technology Ideas for Stormwater Businesses As our society continues to urbanize with increasing population densities, ongoing private sector development and construction services will need support from stormwater/erosion and sediment control businesses to maintain clean sites, water quality, and fish and wildlife habitats. Innovation through technology provides a smarter and more sustainable future for […]

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8 Responsibilities of Phase II MS4s on Construction Sites Managing and Tracking Active NOI CGP Permits MS4s have the responsibility to track new NOIs as they are filed and ensure the appropriate projects have NOIs. They are also responsible for confirming Notices of Termination as well as assisting the permittee in closing out permits on

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Why do I Need Another Map in my SWPPP? Long-Term Stormwater Management SWPPP Map Considerations  A map is needed, in addition to your current SWPPP, showing the post-construction or long-term stormwater management of the site. Here is a list of things your map should include: The map needs to show what will be on site

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How to be SWPPP Compliant with On-Site Storage Fertilizers Where fertilization is necessary, always follow these restrictions: Apply the fertilizer according to the manufacturer’s specifications.Apply at the appropriate time of the year.Avoid fertilizer use prior to heavy rain.Never apply fertilizer to frozen ground.Never apply to conveyance channels with flowing water.Be sure to sweep off sidewalks

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How to Handle Dangerous Substances on Site Oils, Vehicle Maintenance, and Fluids When the construction site has fuels, oils, and vehicle maintenance fluids on site, there are specific stormwater BMPs and SWPPP regulations that should be followed: Ensure BMP specifications are included in the StormWater Pollution Prevention Plan, or SWPPP, for oil and fuel storage

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Improper Chemical Handling Can Lead to Environmental Damage Environmental damage is completely avoidable with the right planning and tools. We will discuss chemical treatments as a needed erosion control BMP and what resources to consult when using them. Chemical Treatments Treatment chemicals should only be used if conventional BMPs are ineffective to protect against erosion.

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Ways to Prevent Erosion and Sedimentation Stormwater Conveyances and Sediment Basins Preventing erosion and sedimentation is not as hard as it sounds. We will discuss some ideas below: Stormwater conveyance channels are used to direct water properly and to avoid unstabilized areas. They are designed and installed to minimize erosion. Conveyance channels should use velocity

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Waste management

Why It’s So Important to Pick Up Your Trash Waste Management Managing waste products is a concern on any site. Waste products can cause significant pollution if they escape into a water body. Any receptacles you use need to protect waste from both water and wind to prevent them from escaping. This is often done

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How to Handle Toxic Substances Commonly Found on Construction Sites  Concrete, Paint, and Stucco Concrete, Paint, and Stucco, if introduced into a waterbody, can cause serious issues with a waterbody. Some of the impacts include: Increased turbidityIncreased toxicityHigh (alkaline) pH levelsReduced oxygen levels If these materials are washed onto the soil, these impacts can still

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