Article written by Construction Tech Review The construction industry is prone to frequent delays, disruptions, and regulatory fines. One of the major reasons for this is stormwater contamination at construction sites that results in unnecessary soil erosion and flooding. An excess of such contamination can degrade the biological habitat of the nearby streams as the […]
Erosion Eels are a highly effective sediment control measure that can be used as a perimeter control, check dam or diversion berm. An Erosion Eel is a sediment tube filled with shredded recycled tire material. They are approximately 9.5″ in diameter and come in 10′ long sections. They weigh approximately 120 lbs, so no need […]
The Floc Box is a self-contained, mobile stormwater treatment system designed and developed by Friendly Environment, a pollution-control manufacturer based in Shelbyville, TN. The Floc Box uses a combination of flocculation, settling and filtration to improve water quality in sediment laden construction-related stormwater. Anionic polyacrylamide is used to promote the formation of flocculants, larger particles […]
Rattle Grates are an effective solution to alleviate the offsite tracking of sediment from construction sites. They are easy to maintain, mobile and can be reused. Rattle grates can be used on multiple types of surfaces. They come in 10′ wide by 8′ long sections. Grates can be added to achieve desired exit dimension.
Determining what each entity involved in a construction project is responsible for, is key to successfully maintaining compliance with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Construction General Permit. The TCEQ defines 2 types of operators with responsibility for ensuring compliance with the Construction General Permit – primary operators and secondary operators. Primary operators are […]
The first step in weathering the storm of Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) compliance is determining if a SWPPP is even required. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is authorized under the Texas Pollution Discharge Elimination System (TPDES) General Permit TXR150000, to implement the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), which is established […]