Construction Stormwater Runoff Carries Pollutants
In addition to the provided resources, Construction BMP classes are offered each spring and fall. Please keep an eye out regarding upcoming classes or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be placed on the interest list.
Construction stormwater permits are required when the area of disturbance is greater than 1 acre or the site is within 1/4 mile of a major waterway. Your permit will allow you to discharge stormwater to the MS4 as long as the BMPs are utilized at your site. Talk to your building permit official about your site, or visit the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection.
Why Be Serious About Sediment?
Low Impact Development (LID)
LID practices can reduce runoff and pollutants entering the storm drain system. The Truckee Meadows Structural Controls Design and Low Impact Development Manual covers relevant LID requirements and design guidance for the Truckee Meadows.
In general, Low Impact Development (LID):
- Is a growing practice in stormwater management with principles modeled after nature
- Strives to mimic the pre-development hydrology
- Manages urban runoff at the source
- Uses local and smaller scale controls as opposed to a more centralized stormwater treatment
- Uses practices and techniques to capture, filter, store, evaporate, detain and infiltrate runoff close to the source
To learn more about LID, reference past technical trainings hosted by SWPCC, for detailed information:
View the LID Virtual Tech Training – Day 1
Video Replay Available in 5-Part Series:
View the LID Virtual Tech Training – Day 2
Video Replay Available in 2-Part Series:
Have a question or comment for the program? Send us an email or attend a meeting.