During a short period of time, construction sites can contribute more sediment to streams than can be deposited naturally during several decades. The result, along with contribution of other pollutants from construction site runoff, can cause physical, chemical, and biological harm to our nation's waters.
What is the Town of Harrisburg doing to prevent Construction Site Stormwater Runoff?
The Town's Unified Development Ordinance and Code of Ordinances specifically prohibit illicit discharge and illicit connections.
Comprehensive Plan Review
When construction documents are submitted to the Town, the Engineering Department performs a comprehensive review of the Erosion and Sediment Control Plans. Approval of these plans is required prior to receiving a grading permit.
Inspections and Penalties
After construction begins, the Town Inspector enforces compliance with the approved Erosion and Sediment Control Plan and associated permits. If the construction activities are not in compliance with the activities described in the plans and permit, the Town Inspector/Engineer may stop work at the site until erosion and sediment control measures are brought to compliance.
The public plays a crucial role in identifying construction site runoff. Contact customer service at 704-455-5614 if you have concerns regarding local construction activity.