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. 





  • 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.

    This training tool can be used to help inform governmental staff such as state or MS4 entity employees as well as those “trained individuals” conducting required “self-monitoring” inspections on their own sites. The Stormwater Quality Inspector’s role and responsibilities are important ones since their primary job is to help protect our nation’s waters; keeping them free from sediment and other pollutants.