Construction

Construction Inspection Workshop, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. A workshop for municipal construction inspectors was held Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in Brentwood. Presentations from the workshop can be accessed from this page.

Construction activities can be a significant source of pollutants. Common sources of pollutants from construction sites and activities include:

  • Sediment from soil erosion
  • Construction materials and waste (e.g., paint, solvents, concrete, drywall, etc.)
  • Landscaping runoff containing fertilizers and pesticides
  • Spilled oil, fuel, and other fluids from construction vehicles and equipment.

Here are a few of the CCCWP outreach efforts in support of our goal:

Here are some of the tools available to support our goal:

Construction & Demolition Debris Recovery is required by ordinance for certain size projects in many local cities and the unincorporated area, which requires owners/applicants to demonstrate that a portion of the jobsite materials were either reused or recycled rather than being disposed of as waste. Program Website

Construction site pollution prevention practices or best management practices (BMPs) include schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and other management practices to prevent, eliminate, or reduce water pollution. BMPs also include treatment requirements, operating procedures, and practices to control spills and leaks, and manage the storage, use, and disposal of building materials and waste.

The California Stormwater Quality Association’s Stormwater Best Management Practice Handbook for Construction provides general guidance for selecting and implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will eliminate or reduce the discharge of pollutants from construction sites and activities.


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