Stormwater runoff can be caused by soil erosion creating sediment deposits that negatively impact the water quality of rivers and streams. In California, a Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plan is required as part of the building permit process for construction and redevelopment projects that clear, grade, or in any way disturb the earth’s surface. An Erosion Control Plan includes the details or control measures to protect the water quality or receiving water bodies from the damages that can be caused due to flooding, erosion, mud or debris which can be triggered from grading activities. Our team uses Best Management Practices (BMPs) to control erosion and sediment transport on active construction sites.
In California, erosion and sediment control plans are required to be submitted to local ordinances for approval prior to the issuance of any permits regarding building, grading, or land clearing where erosion can reasonably be expected to occur.