SWPPP Implementation and Maintenance Plans

We understand and implement Best Management Practices.

The National Menu of Best Management Practices for Stormwater Phase II was released by the USEPA in 2000. Best Management Practices (BMPs) are measures used to reduce the amount of pollution entering surface water, air, land, or groundwater. Because the field of stormwater prevention is constantly evolving, the EPA updates this menu as new information, equipment and technologies become available. The BMP’s address initiatives for:

  • Construction: Best Practices for Municipal Separate Stormwater Systems (MS4’s) and construction site operators that address stormwater runoff from active construction sites
  • Post Construction: For MS4s, developers, and property owners to address stormwater runoff after construction activities have completed.
  • Pollution Prevention: Best Practices for MS4s to address stormwater runoff from their own facilities and activities.

 

Our assessments enable concrete engineering solutions.

Stormwater regulations continue to evolve, and we know there isn't a single design philosophy that works for all situations. Thus, we keep abreast of all the structural control measures that contain and prevent pollutants from threatening the drainage system, and also the right procedures to contain and clean up any toxic materials if a spill should occur. Implementation and maintenance BMP’s can include silk fencing, straw bales and dry pads that divert runoff for construction sites, catching runoff at an auto salvage yard, and setting up barriers where ponds must meet a federally mandated rule. In addition to our planning services, we can also provide ongoing maintenance and inspections of a site after a storm and if necessary repair breaches.

 

We accomplish the objectives of sound stormwater management.

AES also provides ongoing maintenance and training needed for effective wastewater management. We ensure that the appropriate personnel are at the site, that they understand its environmental responsibilities and will work to meet the conditions of its NPDES permit. We train employees in the requirements of the SWPPP by clearly delineating who is responsible for each aspect of the plan, while detailing how to properly dispose of all wash water, sediments and solids. Additionally, we can test to determine if the preventative measures are working, as well as maintaining the equipment that records stormwater sampling data.