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The construction industry plays an important role in improving our community’s quality of life by not only providing new development, but also protecting our streams and rivers through smart business practices that prevent pollution from leaving the construction sites.

Stormwater runoff leaving construction sites can carry pollutants such as dirt, construction debris oil, and paint off-site and into storm drains. In our community, storm drains carry storm water directly to local creeks, streams, and rivers with no treatment.

Developers, contractors, and homebuilders can help to prevent stormwater pollution by taking the following steps:

Comply with Stormwater Permit Requirements

Planning and permitting requirements exist for construction activities. These requirements are intended to minimize storm water pollutants leaving construction sites. Proper planning allows for proper budgeting for the life of the project. Proper installation and maintenance of erosion and storm water controls is essential to a plan that works.

Erosion Control & Pollution Prevention Practices to Keep Sites Clean

Plans such as erosion and sediment control plans and storm water pollution prevention plans are important tools for outlining the erosion control and pollution prevention practices that you will use to manage stormwater runoff prior to breaking ground.

Advanced Planning & Training Ensure Proper Implementation

Training for on-site staff helps to ensure the proper installation and maintenance of erosion controls and pollution prevention practices. Inspect controls and management techniques regularly to ensure they are working, especially after storm events. If polluted storm water is leaving the site, you may need to repair or add additional storm water controls.

Stormwater Permit Requirements for Construction Activity

Stormwater Permit Requirements Planning and permitting requirements exist for construction activities. These requirements are intended to minimize storm water pollutants leaving construction sites. Perimeter controls (e.g. silt fence) Sediment traps Immediate...
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Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan Safety Training Video

Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) – Safety Training Video produced by American Training Resources. Watch to learn about stormwater regulations and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Water Act, and NDPES.

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West Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Best Management Practice Manual

The Construction Site Runoff Control Program of the Beckley Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit requires developers to follow storm water pollution prevention plans, erosion and sediment control plans or minimum structural controls depending on the size...
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Pollution Prevention Practices for Construction Activity

Rain that falls onto construction sites is likely to carry away soil particles and other toxic chemicals on construction sites. If stormwater is not properly managed, it can carry these pollutants to our water-ways. Erosion control practices can serve as a first line...
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Low Impact Development

Very informative video explaining the Best Management Practices for the management of Stormwater Runoff when developing a new or existing property.

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