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.

Profile’s Marc S. Theisen Earns Esteemed Industry Awards

Profile’s Marc S. Theisen Earns Esteemed Industry Awards

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill. (September 11, 2018) — Profile Products is pleased to announce that Marc S. Theisen, M.Sc., CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, earned two esteemed industry awards: EnviroCert International’s (ECI) “Distinguished Service Award” and the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) “2018 Technical Paper of the Year.”

To win the Distinguished Service Award, recipients

Movin’ Down the Highway

Movin’ Down the Highway

Two decades ago, while working as the erosion control supervisor in Orange County, NC, Warren Faircloth, the then-county inspector, frequently observed a recurring problem with sediment control on construction projects.

Reader Profile: Robert Patterson

Reader Profile: Robert Patterson

For any stormwater program to succeed, its goals must be achievable by those involved, says Robert T. Patterson, CPESC, CESSWI. He is an approved instructor for CPESC (Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control) and CESSWI (Certified Erosion, Sediment, & Stormwater Inspector) review workshops and a QSP/QSD (Qualified SWPPP Practitioner/Qualified

Testing Inlet and Storm Drain Protection Devices

Testing Inlet and Storm Drain Protection Devices

Urban stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution because it carries pollutants such as oil, grease, pesticides, fertilizer, animal waste, trash, debris, and other substances through storm drains and into lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

Erosion Control Devices

Erosion Control Devices

No one knows when it happened: some would say perhaps it made no sound, or maybe no one was listening, but something changed in the watershed upstream of several properties in a Noblesville, IN, subdivision. Suddenly, the slope of a streambank in a neighborhood backyard began wasting away.

Testing the Waters

Testing the Waters

Urban stormwater runoff is one of the leading causes of water pollution because it carries pollutants such as oil, grease, pesticides, fertilizer, animal waste, trash, debris, and other substances through storm drains and into lakes, rivers, and other bodies of water.

Working With Nature Following Wildfire

Working With Nature Following Wildfire

When you control water, you control nature. So why not use nature in your erosion and sediment control efforts? Many (if not all) erosion and sediment control practices attempt to control raindrops or runoff in one form or another, especially those that are applied to landscapes following wildfire. If you

Stormwater Senior Project Manager

Stormwater Senior Project Manager

Are you ready to make a real impact on the environment and your career? If so, Apex Companies has a career opportunity for you! Apex is seeking a top-notch seller-doer to manage and grow our stormwater group and business in the Los Angeles area.  This group includes a mix of

Project Profile: A Challenging Site in Seattle

Project Profile: A Challenging Site in Seattle

The Interbay neighborhood of Seattle, WA, has a long history of industry. It is home to an 80-acre railway yard, the Port of Seattle’s commercial fishing fleet and cruise ship dock, a US military armory and storage facility with a long history of environmental concern, light industrial facilities, and miscellaneous

Reader Profile: John Whittingham

Reader Profile: John Whittingham

Rills and gullies on disturbed landscapes are as intriguing as they are destructive, notes John Whittingham. Accelerated soil loss resulting from human activities has always captivated Whittingham’s interest. Growing up in Colorado Springs, CO, during the 1960s and 1970s, Whittingham was often found hiking through deep ravines caused by construction-site

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