How to Report Potential Erosion & Sediment Control Problems

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It's best to assess sites during or after rainstorms to look for signs that erosion and sediment controls are failing and/or pollution is leaving the site. These are general site evaluations and not formal erosion and sediment control inspections. State-certified professionals will conduct full inspections in response to reports.

Sites must be viewed from public property outside the construction perimeter. It is absolutely essential that you do not trespass on private property. Sidewalks, existing subdivision roads, and adjacent public property that are above the site may provide an appropriate view. Conveyances, storm drains, and streams downstream of the site are also excellent locations to find evidence of on-site problems.

The following process should be followed:

  1. Document any problems in writing and with photographs. Photographs are absolutely critical.
  2. Submit your report  via email directly to the appropriate local erosion and sediment control office.
  3. Follow-up with local officials to confirm response to the report.
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