Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Controls

Minimum Control Measure (MCM) 4

The 4th MCM involves developing, implementing, and enforcing reductions of pollutants to the town’s MS4 from construction activities that disturb 1 acre or more of land.

Surface Water Pollutant

The number 1 pollutant of surface water in North Carolina is sediment. Learn more about the Town Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program which has the following objectives:

Lot of sand with long boards stretched across to make a runoff control apparatus.
  • Reduce pollutants in stormwater runoff from construction activities disturbing one or more acres of land.
  • Provide procedures for:
    • Public input
    • Sanctions to ensure compliance
    • Requirements for construction site operators to implement appropriate erosion and sediment control practices
    • Review of site plans noting potential water quality impacts
    • Site inspection and enforcement of control measures.
  • Establish requirements for construction site operators to control waste such as discarded building materials, concrete truck washout, and litter.