Construction Sites

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Construction Management Practices
In order to keep our beaches and creeks clean, construction management practices to prevent runoff are necessary. The primary stormwater pollutant at construction sites is sediment. Sediment can cloud the water, which reduces the amount of sunlight reaching aquatic plants, clogs fish gills and smothers aquatic habitat and spawning areas, and impede navigation in our waterways. Sediment also transports other pollutants such as nutrients, metals and oils and greases.

The City of Morro Bay’s Stormwater Program has a manual of Best Management Practices (BMPs) to help construction sites stay in compliance. Construction sites over an acre of land disturbance are required to obtain permit coverage through the State General Permit.