Surface-water and groundwater impact from non-point pollution sources is a major regulatory challenge. Construction sites, including environmental remediation activities and redevelopment, can contain a variety of natural and man-made contaminants that might exceed regulatory levels. These sites are locations where special erosion-control measures may be needed to prevent storm-water runoff and sediment buildup in nearby waterways and groundwater recharge areas.

The sediment volume from construction projects on a national scale fills our streams, rivers, and lakes. These unintended consequences of construction and re-development can be controlled with effective erosion-control methods. For a lot of construction projects, erosion control does not...

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