SDDOT Water Quality Enhancement Program for Construction

This study examined the current practices used by the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) to control storm water discharges from activities associated with construction. The study reviewed and summarized current regulations as implemented by the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources, surveyed current practice, knowledge and skills related to preparation, execution and maintenance of erosion and sediment controls of SDDOT Staff, their contractors and consultants and reviewed construction site state-wide. These findings were utilized to develop two new manuals for design and construction activities associated with erosion and sediment control and to develop a training program. The report made several recommendations to facilitate the preparation of the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), facilitate materials selection, and institutionalize the knowledge needed to comply with water quality mandates. The educational materials prepared consisted of a series of 10 annotated presentations, an instructor’s manual and a student guide. It was recommended that these training materials be used as the basis for a sediment and erosion control certification program for SDDOT personnel, contractors and consultants that work for SDDOT.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 73p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044310
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SD04-05-F
  • Contract Numbers: 310893
  • Created Date: Mar 11 2007 4:18PM