• Keep soil from catch basins which usually connect to the waters of he state.
This should be protected by a straw bale filter.
Run off violation.
Site needs erosion control like those shown in photos to right.to keep soil on construction site.
• Install an access drive using two-to- three-inch aggregate prior to placing the first floor decking on foundation.
• Lay stone six inches deep and at least seven feet wide from the foundation to the street (or 50 feet if less).
• Use to prevent tracking mud onto the road by all vehicles.
• Maintain throughout construction.
• In clay soils, use of geotextile under the stone is recommended.
Straw Bale or Silt Fence
• Install within 24 hours of land disturbance.
• Install on downslope sides of site parallel to contour of the land.
• Extended ends upslope enough to allow water to pond behind fence.
• Bury eight inches of fabric in trench (see back page).
• Stake (two stakes per bale).
• Leave no gaps. Stuff straw between bales, overlap sections of silt fence, or twist ends of silt fence together.
Inspect and repair once a week and after every 1⁄2-inch rain. Remove sediment if deposits reach half the fence height. Replace bales after three months.
• Maintain until a lawn is established.
WARNING! Extra measures may be needed if your site:
• is within 300 feet of a stream or wetland;
• is within 1000 feet of a lake;
• is steep (slopes of 12% or more);
• receives runoff from 10,000 sq. ft. or more of adjacent land;
• has more than an acre of disturbed ground.