Willie Jones, Jr.
The Erosion, Sedimentation & Pollution Control Program is designed to reduce or eliminate sediment discharge and other pollutants from entering city streets, the stormwater system, and local waterways.
The process includes:
Erosion & Sediment Control Permit Application
Submittal of an Erosion & Sediment Control Plan for review and approval
Construction Site Inspections
Requirements extend to all construction activity within the municipality and all construction sites, regardless of size or ownership. The ordinance applies to commercial and industrial operations, residential practices, and construction site operations.
Why is Erosion a Problem?
Stormwater (or other runoff), as it flows across land and hard surfaces such as concrete, asphalt pavement, or roofs can pick up sediment, pet wastes or other pollutants such as lawn chemicals, automobile oil and grease, airborne dust, and construction site soil and rock. These pollutants can then be deposited into the stormwater system and/or directly into a waterway untreated.