Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control

This MCM is to ensure that developers and other people responsible for construction activities (that disturb one acre or more land) have appropriate plans implemented to prevent sediment and other pollutants from running off construction sites.

The City of Valparaiso Unified Development Ordinance Article 7 Stormwater Management identifies the requirements of this MCM of the MS4 Program. An erosion control plan shall be submitted with each application for an Erosion Control Permit. Erosion control measures shall be installed and maintained throughout the course of the construction or until the growth of vegetation has made them unnecessary. Construction plans are reviewed, sites are inspected, and enforcement action is taken when necessary. 

To learn more about this MCM, click the following links. 
 

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  • Construction BMPs - 4: Outlet Protection & Grade Stabilization
  • Video Description: This 8 minute video completed in 2019 is the fourth in a series focusing on active construction site best management practices or BMPs for handling stormwater runoff including erosion and sediment control.  It covers the practices that protect outlets and establish stabilized grades. Topics include energy dissipater, chutes, pipe drop structure, and toe wall structure. 
  • Construction BMPs - 3: Surface Stabilization
  • Video Description: This 11 minute video completed in 2019 is the third in a series focusing on active construction site best management practices or BMPs for handling stormwater runoff including erosion and sediment control.  It covers the practices that can stabilize open, exposed areas on your site.Topics include seeding, mulching (include hydromulch & straw), blankets & Mats (TRMs), polymers, riprap slope protection and surface roughening. 
  • Construction BMPs - 2: Stormwater Runoff/Run-on
    Video Description: This 11 minute video completed in 2018 is the second in a series focusing on active construction site best management practices or BMPs for handling stormwater runoff including erosion and sediment control. It covers the items needed to prepare a construction site for handling stormwater runoff from the site and stormwater run-on coming onto the site.
  • Construction BMPs - 1: Site Access and Prep
    Video Description: This 11 minute video completed in 2018 is the first in a series focusing on active construction site best management practices or BMPs for handling stormwater runoff including erosion and sediment control. It covers the items needed to initially prepare a construction site for access and before the site grading begins.
  • Construction Sites Overview 
    Video Description: Completed in 2015, this 7 minute video explains the Inspector’s overall responsibilities, whether they represent a governmental entity or a private firm, when they inspect an active construction site for compliance with its stormwater quality runoff permit and / or applicable regulatory requirements. An overview of what needs to occur before, during, and after the inspection is presented.