City of Arcata Reminds Builders to Use Erosion Control During the Rainy Season

City of Arcata

SOIL-DISTURBING CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ARE REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT EROSION CONTROL MEASURES DURING RAINY SEASON
Arcata, CA, November 21, 2018 – With the onset of the rainy season, the City of Arcata Environmental Services Department advises builders that all construction activities causing soil disturbances are required to have appropriate erosion control Best Management Practices (BMPs) in place.
As of October 15, BMPs must be installed and properly maintained to prevent soil and other material from leaving construction sites and to assure that only “rain goes down the drain.” This protects Arcata’s creeks, wetlands and Humboldt Bay from stormwater pollution.
For specific BMPs that are suitable for conditions that may occur on a construction site, consult the Arcata Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual, available at the City of Arcata Environmental Services Department, the Arcata Library and online at cityofarcata.org by searching “BMP.”
The Environmental Services Department also has a “Construction Site Guidelines for Water Quality Protection” brochure with an overview of construction BMPs. It is available at the City’s “Business Stormwater Pollution Prevention Practices” webpage at cityofarcata.org/355/Business-Stormwater- Pollution-Prevention , or enter search terms “contractor BMP” at cityofarcata.org.
If you would like a copy mailed to you, please contact (707) 822-8184 or eservices@cityofarcata.org.

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