Erosion Control: Increasingly Important For Utility Construction

Griffin, Jeff
July 2010
Underground Construction;Jul2010, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p20
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the use of erosion-control fences or silt fences in the water and sewer construction sites in the U.S. It states that public utilities are required to have erosion-control plans in their construction sites in accordance to the guidelines of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit program of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Information on the advantages and disadvantages of using silt fences is also provided.


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