Developers can make a difference

Construction sites are a major source of stormwater pollution in the form of dirt, vehicle chemicals, and spills. There are many tools available to improve your site. Construction entrances maintained with large rock can knock dirt loose of vehicles before entering the roadway. Silt fence can trap dirt before it leaves your site. Basic upkeep on all equipment will reduce the number and types of leaks from engines and help your site run more efficiently. Careful handling and proper storage of large quantities of chemicals can ensure that any leaks are contained and handled appropriately.

Remember: allowing sediment and pollutants to leave your worksite is against federal, state, and local regulations.