Stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPP) must include controls to minimize the amount of dislodged earth from being transported into local waterbodies. Erosion control significantly minimizes the amount of earth released into stormwater flow. Sediment control helps take care of the rest.
Common Sediment BMPs
Most sediment controls are structural barriers that allow water to pass through but trap loose soil and other debris. Common sediment BMPs include:
- Fiber rolls
- Sand bags
- Silt fences
- Sediment traps and basins
Other sediment controls facilitate the settling of earth by slowing the speed of stormwater flow. Such controls include:
- Check dams
- Inlet protection
- Straw wattle
Many construction sites require multiple sediment controls to be implemented. Most are temporary by design and may need repair or replacement at some point during the project.
Customized Sediment Control
Superior StormWater Services, LLC can help you identify the sediment control practices that work best for your construction project and budget. Our crew of engineers and inspectors with erosion and sediment control certifications (CPESC, CESSWI, CISEC) can help you with every aspect of NPDES permit compliance from developing a comprehensive stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) to installation/implementation and maintenance of BMPs.
Contact us for cost-effective sediment control consultation and implementation.