Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Controls
The primary goal of the construction site runoff control program is to reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff from construction activities disturbing one or more acres of land surface and those activities less than one acre that are part of a larger common plan of development. Additional objectives include providing procedures for public input, sanctions to ensure compliance, requirements for construction site operators to implement appropriate erosion and sediment control practices, review of site plans which incorporates consideration of potential water quality impacts, and procedures for site inspection and enforcement of control measures. Finally, the Town must establish requirements for construction site operators to control waste such as discarded building materials, concrete truck washout, chemicals, litter, and sanitary waste at the construction site that may cause adverse impacts to water quality.
The Town of Morrisville relies on the Wake County Sediment and Erosion Control program to comply with this MCM. Additionally, the Town of Morrisville conducts random inspections of local land disturbing activities that have a sediment and erosion permit issued by Wake County, to see if the site is in compliance. The Town also monitors the Wake County program for effectiveness in the permittee jurisdiction. Finally, potential problems at construction sites with sediment and erosion control permits are reported to Wake County and any follow-up actions are monitored and documented. Potential sediment and erosion control violations should be reported to the Town via the Stormwater Hotline (919-463-S0AK ) or through the online reporting system. The report can also be made directly to Wake County Erosion Control staff.