Construction Storm Water Field Guide

Construction sites can be a source of sediment and other pollutants to waterways. Best management practices (BMPs) are devices and activities that reduce or eliminate pollution sources and can include silt fences, settling basins, and even training. This guide is a quick reference for inspectors and resident engineers in construction on topics related to installation, maintenance, and inspection of common BMPs. Using this guide helps departments of transportation (DOTs) stay in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for improving stormwater quality and provides guidance where local publications may currently be lacking.

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