Storm Water Management Bmps

APPLICATORS: PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SEALER SHOULD NOT BE APPLIED IF THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED. NO RAIN IN FORECAST FOR 24 HOURS SHOULD BE YOUR MINIMUM. PREVENTING RUNOFF IS NOT ONLY IMPORTANT TO SATISFYING YOUR CUSTOMER – BUT PROTECTING THE ENVIORNMENT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT.

July 28, 2010: Attention Applicators: Please visit this link (and read the letter to the Editor) to see the results of not following weather application guidelines.

http://riverkeeper.appvoices.org/2010/07/28/hodges-creek-fish-kill/            Letter to Editor re Hodges Creek

Storm water best management practices (BMPs)

Contractors: Plan, Minimize, Mitigate

Plan: Identify important natural resources/environmentally sensitive areas and set protection priorities is the first step. Don’t seal if within 100 feet of a wetland.
 
Minimize Impacts: Reduce potential runoff/pollutant load (not just sealer). Block during application, sweep 1 to 2 weeks after application to remove any loose granules.

Do not apply too early or too late in the season. Asphalt must be 55 degrees F!
Do not apply if thunderstorms are in the forecast.

Mitigate impacts by using BMPs (Best Management Practices) designed to prevent and/or eliminate runoff via controls.
 
Mitigate impacts by using BMPs (Best Management Practices) designed to prevent and/or eliminate runoff via controls.

1. Avoid direct connections via effluent filter Strips: Very important during initial “setup/cure” phase.
 
2. Immediately following initial application is highest risk of runoff. But after initial cure/setup the risk level of runoff drops close to inconsequential/zero risk. But to effectively eliminate the risk, a professional parking lot sweep one to two weeks after application will remove any and all remaining loose particles.

3. Implementation, Enforcement and Education: Suppliers to play lead role in enrolling contractors into the system via an integrated, monitored approach.
 
Look forward responsibly!