Alaika Abdullah / February 13, 2010
For those who are dealing in the construction activities, no wonder if all of you especially the civil engineers, are very familiar with the SWPPP (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan), but I m sure that still most of others questioning the meaning and purpose of these words. What is SWPPP and what does it for?
Searching from Google, here is my findings. SWPPP is a key requirement of stormwater permits. It is a plan of activities required for major construction project under the US Environmental Protection Agency National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System, linked to dirt, silt, chemicals and additional undesirables out of the city sewerage system and out of nearby raw water systems.
SWPPP is demanded to identifies all the main source of contamination which may moderately be expected to impact the quality of storm water acquits from the construction site, describes patterns to be applied to cut down pollutants in storm water acquits from the construction site and keeps assure compliance with the terms and conditions of the permit when the plan is configured for the individual site, and is fully applied.
Developer are hired to develop the SWPPP with high expectation on the proper use of barriers to keep the rain water from cleaning up excessive amounts of sediment. To ensure and reach the expectation, usually the developer worked carefully to analyze the land, construction site, rains seasons and other factors that may impacted the water runoff from the construction plans. It is done by a careful analysis of your land, construction plans, rain seasons, and other factors which may affect the run off of water from your construction site. Since construction commences, the flora that holds the filth sequestered to the dry land is broken out. As this happen, the filth hoarded in the water from a rainstorm gains 1000 times. As contaminating water enters the sewerage and water systems, it contaminates rivers, flows, and the universal eco-system that we domiciliation in. By developing and implementing a good quality of SWPPP, developer
are is not only cutting down the risk of huge fines, but preserving the environment as well. In other words, we take a good step in preparing a save environment future for the next generation.