Superior StormWater Services, LLC in Albuquerque, NM provides comprehensive stormwater solutions that include consultation and engineering to develop stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs) that comply with all federal, state and local permits.
The Purpose of Stormwater Permits
Preventing water pollution and maintaining water quality takes cooperation by municipal, state and federal governments. Various agencies create policies and standards to minimize the impact of construction or industrial activities on local waterbodies. Permitting systems ensure that contractors and operators comply with regulations to do their part to keep waterbodies clean.
Types of Stormwater Permits
What permits you need depends on your project and location as every state and many municipalities have their own stormwater pollution prevention requirements. Most industrial and new construction projects require a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) general permit. Location near a protected or at-risk waterbody or certain industrial activities or pollutant sources may have special eligibility requirements. The experts at Superior StormWater Services, LLC can help you identify all necessary permits needed for your site.
The Stormwater Permit Process
Acquiring stormwater permits is an involved process that requires a major investment of time and resources. You must:
Identify a stormwater pollution prevention team that includes personnel with authority to approve structural and/or operational changes and funding to support them
Assess potential stormwater pollution sources and locate those sources on a detailed site map
Select appropriate best management practices (BMPs) to minimize or eliminate pollutant discharge
Develop procedures for routine inspections and BMP monitoring and maintenance
Once your SWPPP is complete, you need to file your notice of intent (NOI) with the EPA. Once your permit is approved, you must keep records and submit reports to demonstrate your compliance.
Superior StormWater Services, LLC can help you make SWPPP development and implementation easier and more cost-effective. Our certified stormwater professionals have years of experience in the field and know permit requirements inside and out. Contact us to get started.