Land Developers

Follow these helpful tips to do your part in preventing stormwater pollution:

  • Identify and conserve environmentally sensitive areas on your site and design your site around these areas.
  • Use low-impact site design principles. For better site design development tools and tips visit the Center for Watershed Protection and the Georgia Stormwater Management Manual.
  • Implement and maintain aggressive erosion control measures to prevent sediment runoff.
  • Locate your site away from any down-sloping street or driveway, and any stream, lake, or drainage way.
  • Maintain construction entrances and clean up sediments daily by sweeping or scraping up soils tracked onto roadways.
  • Prevent root damage of trees and shrubbery by placing barriers around plant life and limiting construction within those barriers.
  • Re-vegetate through seeding and mulching, as vegetation is most effective in erosion control.
  • Report a discharge to the proper authorities.

Think you do a pretty good job protecting stormwater run off and preserving water quality in the work you do? Consider applying for the Stormwater Steward Award! Each spring the award is given to individuals, groups, or firms that go above and beyond! Visit the Stormwater Steward Award page for more information.