Background to Sediment Control
The objectives of sediment control are:
- To control sediment contaminated water from leaving the site
- To minimize erosion caused by site disturbance, stabilising disturbed surfaces and securing material stockpiles.
- To prevent sediment contaminated water leaving the site and entering our waterways
Remember most local councils have requirements for the control and management of soil erosion and can issue on the spot fines if they find a builders in breach of these requirements. Ask your council for information if you are unsure of their requirements.