What is a stormwater inspection?
This form is used to review construction sites and ensure pollutants, sediment, and stormwater runoff are not damaging any surrounding natural resources or waterways. A stormwater inspection must be done on a regular basis throughout the duration of a construction project. This stormwater construction site inspection report includes sections for reporting on past weather conditions, slope stabilization, natural resource protection, perimeter controls, sediment barriers, and discharge points.
Why should you use a stormwater inspection?
It is a crucial part of creating a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and a Stormwater Management Plan (SWMP). These plans help minimize pollution and are needed in order to stay compliant with the Clean Water Act's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES). Regulations and permits vary by state, but many include updating your SWPPP and SWMP plans with current information. Because stormwater may change construction site conditions, it's important to do a stormwater inspection on a regular basis to keep your plans updated.