Urban areas with their concentrations of people, vehicles, homes, parking lots, streets, small and large business, industry and sewage can create heavy loads of pollutants in their stormwater runoff.
Stormwater is the water that runs off the land following rains. It is the primary source of most of the water in our rivers and streams.
The EPA Stormwater Phase II program went into effect March 10, 2003 for urbanized areas with population densities of over 1,000 people per square mile and other designated areas. At this time the Stormwater control program for all small construction sites (1 to 5 acres) also went into effect. The program requires all affected areas to obtain a general permit and to file a Stormwater Management Plan for their Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4).
Discusses and demonstrates ways to prevent pollution in water.
Discusses the causes and mitigations of soil erosion by water through a presentation created by the NRCS.
Demonstrates the construction pollution prevention plan through images, illustrations, and examples.
Demonstrates construction BMP's through various images and illustrations. Topics include: Erosion Control, Sediment Control and Stormwater Management on Construction Sites and Urban Areas.
Discusses the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) pertaining to storm water management on small construction sites.
Discusses the inspections and maintenance associated with handling storm water on small constructon sites.
On March 10, 2003, the Small Construction Site Stormwater Program went into effect.