Rain and snow can’t be absorbed into the ground through impermeable surfaces like roads, sidewalks, and driveways. Instead, the water runs into the nearest storm drain or body of water. This stormwater runoff is untreated, so it carries pollutants and chemicals into the city’s storm sewer system, where it eventually ends up in the groundwater and drinking supply.
Reddi Environmental will help you prevent erosion and runoff that negatively affect the surrounding area. Disturbed ground at a construction site exposes soil to erosion and runoff. Every construction site must use BMPs to control sediment and erosion. Projects that disturb one acre or more must have a stormwater prevention plan that addresses efforts to prevent site-generated and construction-related pollutants from leaving the construction site.
Construction Site Best Practices
- Perimeter controls around entire site
- Containers and materials up on pallets, not directly on ground
- Secondary containment if needed
- On-site absorbent materials for spills
- Regulated construction entrance
- Clean-Up mud tracks and dirt trails
- Use a berm with a liner to contain wet materials
- Cover stockpiled dirt and gravel or mist with water
- Close dumpster lids
- Cover roll-off dumpsters with rollback tarp
- Sweep dumpster area daily
- Protect storm drains at all times with perimeter controls
Update: Department of Public Works & Utilities Stormwater Management Division - The City of Wichita is required under State & Federal law, by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), to implement a stormwater management program. This program allows the City of Wichita to continue discharging stormwater to rivers and streams. Read more on wichita.gov.