Tag: erosion and sediment control

A sediment control is a practice or device designed to keep eroded soil on a construction site, so that it does not wash off and cause water pollution to a nearby stream, river, lake, or sea. Sediment controls are usually employed together with erosion controls, which are designed to prevent or minimize erosion and thus reduce the need for sediment controls.

Erosion Control Technology Council Celebrates 25 Years

Erosion Control Technology Council Celebrates 25 Years

November 15, 2017 – Denver, Colorado – After 25 years the Erosion Control Technology Council has clearly left its mark on the industry. Through leadership, standardization and educational efforts, the Erosion Control Technology Council (ECTC) has had a positive influence on the industry since being established by a small group

Project Profile: Southampton Solar Project

Project Profile: Southampton Solar Project

THE SOUTHAMPTON SOLAR PROJECT consists of solar arrays in six locations in Southampton County, VA, covering approximately 1,400 acres. Although the arrays are on separate parcels and are not contiguous, they are in the same general area of the county; the largest parcel, designated Pod A, covers 663 acres, and

When the Job Site Has No Set Perimeters

Construction projects that fall into the category of being “linear” include those that don’t have or adhere to a set grid or perimeter. Utility projects such as pipeline renovation or installation are commonly linear. Power and cable utility towers that will be on an irregular piece of ground, as well

College Stormwater Programs

College Stormwater Programs

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

Case Studies in Tube-Based Sediment Control

With traditional sediment control devices like straw wattles and silt fence, a drop-and-go installation style could be disastrous. Proper trenching, staking, and preparation of the BMP-soil interface means the difference between success and failure, which has led many manufacturers of sediment control products to design the next generation of more

Stormwater Goes to School

Not too long ago, there were only two colleges in the United States where one could learn about stormwater management, notes Brant Keller, public works director for Griffin, GA.

Reader Profile: James Spotts

Reader Profile: James Spotts

James W. Spotts’ vehicle license tag reads “Dr. Dirt.” It’s an apt description for his career as a soil scientist, which now focuses on his company, Southeast Environmental Consultants, in Atlanta, GA. The seeds were sown when, as a child in north Florida, Spotts dug a hole into sandy soil

Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

Waters of the US: Now’s Our Chance To Be Heard

As you’re probably aware, EPA and the US Army Corps of Engineers under the new administration are proposing to rescind the beleaguered Waters of the US Rule, also known as the Clean Water Rule, that went into effect in 2015. You have a narrow window to comment if you wish

Revegetating After a Wildfire

Revegetating After a Wildfire

It was in June 2013 that the 3,200-acre Royal Gorge fire broke out near Cañon City, CO, situated about 45 miles southwest of Colorado Springs. The wildfire destroyed almost everything in its path (48 out of 52 structures in Royal Gorge Park were lost), although surprisingly it spared the Royal

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