Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
San Diego & Los Angeles Erosion Control
Eagle Paving is dedicated to insuring proper protection in erosion control. We take the necessary measures which include:
- Silt fence
- Rock bags
- Straw wattle
- Hay bales
- Straw blanket
- 3” minus rock
- Stabilized construction entrance with 3” minus rock
- Street sweeping
Our staff is certified and experienced in implementing and maintaining SWPPP and BMP’s.
Storm Water Erosion Control
Stormwater management is required for projects when stormwater runoff can lead to soil erosion, water pollution, or other damage. Stormwater management can be handled in many ways, depending on the requirements of the site and can be either temporary or permanent. Stormwater management around a construction site focuses to a large degree on sediment control, essentially allowing water to flow from the site while leaving behind suspended particles. Other stormwater management methods focus on erosion control for exposed soil from a current or recent construction project. Although stormwater runoff might not appear to be a concern in the dry Southern California environment, even a small amount of flowing water can quickly cause erosion or carry sediment into nearby water systems. Eagle Paving takes special steps to ensure erosion and pollution are managed properly at all times.
A porous fence held vertical by wooden posts used as a sediment control device on construction sites. It protects nearby water by removing suspended solid particles from construction site water runoff.
Normally used around storm drains, rock bags act as a filtration system allowing water to pass through while leaving behind sediment from stormwater runoff and other construction site water.
Flexible tubes filled with straw used as storm water erosion control typically on slopes and inclines. Water is able to pass through straw wattle leaving sediment behind. Wattle can be filled with a variety of substances. This storm water erosion control method can be seen frequently along California’s highways.
Not only for aesthetics, street sweeping helps remove the sediment left behind by stormwater runoff and other types of water runoff from a construction site. Particles can build up in front of sediment trap allowing water to flow over, instead of through, the erosion control device. Street sweeping helps mitigate this buildup.
Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, or SWPPP
A Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, or SWPPP, is a document that identifies all the activity at a site that could lead to water (and sometimes air/wind) pollution and what will be done to prevent it. For example, a SWPPP will describe where water will be introduced to the site, how water will exit, and what equipment or features will be used, and keeping construction materials from being passed into the environment through wind. Best Management Practices, or BMP, are selected during SWPPP planning to help maintain nearby water quality.
Ultimately, the purpose of storm water erosion control is to protect the nearby environment from sediment carried by soil erosion and wind from the construction site. Environmental protection is priority #1 at Eagle Paving and our customers can be assured we use the highest standards in SWPPP while staying within the project budget and timeline.