As is the case with all construction sites, erosion and sediment control at small construction sites is best accomplished with proper planning, installation, and maintenance of controls. The practices described in the following links have shown to be efficient, cost effective, and versatile for small construction site operators to implement. The practices are divided into two categories: non-structural and structural.
Most erosion and sediment controls require regular maintenance to operate correctly. Accumulated sediments should be removed frequently and materials should be checked periodically for wear. Regular inspections by qualified personnel, which can allow problem areas to be addressed, should be performed after major rain events.
- More Information on Erosion Control BMPs
- More Information on Good Housekeeping BMPs
- More Information on Runoff Control BMPs
- More Information on Sediment Control BMPs
- NH Information on BMPs
EPA Region 1 Contacts
Storm Water Coordinator
Assistance & Pollution Prevention Unit