Best Management Practices Selection Services
Many, if not the majority of SWPPP implementations are ineffective at protecting the environment and represent a significant waste of money. Poorly conceived Best Management Practices (BMPs), even poorer installation techniques and untrained labor combine to create only the illusion of compliance—an illusion that can be quickly shattered by a regulatory compliance officer. We’ve found that BMPs requiring lots of maintenance are responsible for the lackluster compliance that results from annoyance and frustration over ineffective and inefficient methods. When maintenance costs are tallied (and they’re usually not) such BMPs typically cost more over the length of the project than good ones would have---and because they’re most often in need of maintenance, they’re often the source of violations. Good SWPPP implementations start with good BMPs and a commitment to innovation, as well as to compliance.
We believe it’s important to stay abreast of the latest techniques and methods—and the projects we serve reflect that belief. From BMPs designed to a standard of 99% erosion control effectiveness, to concrete washout systems that recycle waste liquids and solids—we apply innovation to solving SWPPP compliance problems.
New BMPs must meet these criteria in order to meet our standard for acceptable practices:
- save money over the course of the project,
- minimize maintenance nuisance and costs,
- provide a better level of compliance than whatever was used previously.