Erosion and Sediment Control

The primary objective of Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) is to take all reasonable and practicable measures to minimize short and long-term soil erosion and the adverse effects of sediment discharging from the development site. At MMI, we completely understand this objective and have an extensive knowledge of the key management principles of ESC design required to achieve it.

The key management principles of ESC design include minimizing the extent and duration of disturbance, controlling water movement through the site, using erosion control measures to prevent on-site damage and using sediment control measures to prevent off-site damage, promptly stabilizing disturbed areas,  inspecting and maintaining control measures, and undertaking water quality monitoring. MMI has the capability to develop and communicate Erosion and Sediment Control Plans (ESCPs) in accordance with these principles to support actual construction sequencing, construction methodologies and local site conditions.

Our team also has an extensive understanding of the steps and techniques that require documentation within Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs) as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements. MMI is capable of assisting construction site operators by providing expert advice and review of SWPPPs with a focus on identification of pollutant sources, design standards and technique selection in accordance with relevant erosion and sediment control guidelines, site monitoring and maintenance procedures, explanation of roles and responsibilities, inspections (and record keeping) and audit procedures.

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