Erosion Control / Construction
Information for Engineers, Builders & Developers
Runoff from streets and other paved areas is a major source of pollution in local waterways. Construction activities can directly affect the health of waterways in McKinney unless contractors and crews plan ahead to keep dirt, debris and other construction waste away from storm drains and local creeks.
Under the TCEQ Construction General Permit, TXR 150000, and McKinney’s Stormwater Management ordinance, owners and operators of construction sites are responsible for implementing stormwater BMP inspection and maintenance programs. Additionally, the City of McKinney employs Erosion Control Inspectors to ensure that all applicable ordinances and guidelines are being followed. This helps ensure that construction sites are as clean as possible.
Prevent Construction Site Pollution
- Minimize soil disturbance.
- Have erosion and sediment control measures in place before excavation starts.
- Choose appropriate erosion and sediment control measures to slow water speed and trap sediment.
- Have and maintain a single stabilized access point to prevent tracking of sediment onto the road.
- Surround soil stockpiles with a sediment fence.
- Regularly inspect stormwater drains around the site to ensure they are free of pollution like litter, soil, building materials, etc.
- Check and maintain erosion and sediment control measures daily before leaving the site and before rain.
- Sweep and shovel all soil, earth, mud, clay and concrete waste from the roads and driveways, etc. daily and before rain.
City Resources for Construction Activity
- Stormwater Management Ordinance Erosion Control Guidelines
- Erosion Control Standards for Residential New Construction
- City of McKinney Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWP3) Checklist
- North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) iSWM™ documents and tools
- Small Construction Site Notice (<1 Acre)
TCEQ Resources for Construction Activity