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C534
Construction Stormwater Runoff Sediment Controls

John Poullain, PE

his four-hour online course provides general guidelines and practices for managing stormwater runoff and sediment control at construction sites. The purpose of sediment control is to slow the flow and pond the stormwater allowing suspended sediment to settle out and not leave the construction site. The methods discussed include earth berms, erosion control blankets, diversion and drainage ditches, sedimentation basins traps and combinations of these systems. Remedial actions and activities performed at construction sites must comply with federal, state and local regulations to protect water quality.

Sediments contain not only soil particles but pollutants like petroleum products, metals, chemicals, pesticides and organics. Measures for erosion and sediment control are necessary to protect property, waterways and wildlife habitat. Based on volume, sediment may be a larger pollutant of streams, rivers and lakes than toxic waste or chemicals.

This course is intended for engineers, planners, local governments, site developers, and others involvedin sediment control measures at construction sites.

This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.


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