Construction projects generally require ground disturbing activities and the use of various types of materials (e.g., paint, fertilizer, etc.), all of which culminates in these projects posing a higher risk to stormwater quality.
Ground that has been disturbed by construction and left unstabilized can be easily eroded by rain or runoff. As a result, stormwater runoff from construction sites can cause significant harm to our streams and coastal waters.
To mitigate the potential pollution associated with construction projects stormwater best management practices (BMPs) are employed. These practices help to reduce the risk of storm water pollution and help keep our oceans clean. Below you will find BMP related resources for contractors and project designers.