Storm Water Polution Prevention
Also known as Erosion and Sediment Control Design
What began years ago as attention to minimizing erosion and off-site sedimentation during land disturbing activities has evolved into planning and establishing measures to decrease the discharge of any pollutants from a site. A well designed storm water pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) begins by minimizing the amount of disturbances to soil in the area and the extent of exposure while also considering the management of potential pollutants from equipment and materials used during and after construction. This is achieved through a detailed analysis of the existing conditions, proposed construction activity and future site use.
- Site access and preparations
- Surface stabilization
- Runoff and sediment control
- Inlet and Outlet protection
- Site management measures
Any project that disturbs more than one acre of land requires a SWPPP. This process involves preparing a plan, construction details and specifications for installation and maintenance of control measures before, during, and after construction. With comprehensive requirements for preparation, public notice, state and local submittals, implementation, routine and post-rainfall event inspections, and maintenance for full compliance with required guidelines; an experienced consultant can design solutions that are practical and cost effective. Keller Engineering, Inc. has extensive knowledge in this field and considers each project's unique conditions in preparing the most efficient design.