December 30, 2011

Pumping to Dirt Bag Doesn’t Reduce Turbidity of the Water

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:15 am

I know, great name for an erosion and sediment control product, right? These work great if you are trying to reduce the total amount of sediment being discharged from a project. But, if you have to reduce the turbidity of the water to meet water quality standards, this won’t do it.

December 23, 2011

Construction Erosion Inspection-Site Looks Bad but No Dirty Discharge

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:12 am

It looks like a dirty, poorly managed site on first inspection, but is it really? When you get the whole story this project turns out have a low risk for water quality compliance violations.

December 16, 2011

Construction Erosion Inspection-Trench Excavation Asphalt Kept Clean

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:08 am

Dirt loaded into front loader bucket and hauled to stockpile, or dirt side cast onto asphalt: which is cheaper? How about no sweeper needed, no dirty water going down the drain. I go with the first answer.

December 9, 2011

Truck Being Loaded on Asphalt Keeps Tires Clean

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:57 am

If I’ve said it once, I must have said it 3 or 4 times: “Keep your tires clean!”. Who wants to use a tire wash and have to get rid of a whole lot of dirty water (process water) that can’t go down the storm drain? Save yourself some hassle and money. Give your employees a raise with the money you save.

December 2, 2011

Construction Erosion Inspection Hog Fuel Mulch Prevents Fugitive Dust

Filed under: Video — Sheetflow @ 7:51 am

You are hauling dirt on a dry day and the dust is flying. The water truck driver’s head is about to explode trying to keep up with the dust control. Save yourself a Labor and Industries claim and use the ground up vegetation (hog fuel) piled up over on the edge of the project, waiting to be hauled off to the landfill.

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