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Construction Sites

Erosion controls that aren’t maintained can cause excessive amount of sediment and debris to be carried into the storm water system. Construction vehicles can leak fuel, oil, and other harmful fluids that can be picked up by storm water and deposited into local waterbodies. The City of Marietta and the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency both have a permitting process for certain construction activities. In both cases a permit requires a Storm Water
Pollution Prevention Plan known as SWP3.

  • Divert storm water away from disturbed or exposed areas of the construction site.
  • Install silt fences, vehicle mud removal areas, vegetative cover, and other sediment & erosion controls & properly maintain them, especially after rain events.
  • Prevent soil erosion by minimizing disturbed areas during construction projects, and seed & mulch bare areas as soon as possible.
  • Control storm water after construction is completed by following guidelines in the Rainwater Land Development Manual. See http://epa.ohio.gov/dsw/storm/technical_guidance.aspx
  • Check equipment & storage areas regularly for leaks and exposure to storm water.
  • Secure waste in a covered dumpster.
  • Consult with City of Marietta Engineering Department permitting requirements - prior to disturbing ground.  Allow 30 days for permitting review. 740-373-5495
  • Consult with Ohio Environmental Protection Agency permitting requirements – prior to disturbing ground. Allow 21 days for permitting review. See http://www.epa.state.oh.us/dsw/storm/index.aspx
  • For additional information on Best Management Practices that can be used on a construction site for during or after construction:  Refer to the Rainwater Land Development Manual at http://epa.ohio.gov/dsw/storm/technical_guidance.aspx   You may also view the Rainwater Land Development Manual at the Washington Soil & Water Conservation District office.  To make arrangements call 740-373-7113 x 129.
  • For assistance with preparing a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3)
    See SWP3 Provider List
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