Without Rain

If we didn’t have rain there would be no construction stormwater discharge; there would be no erosion; there would be no sediment to worry about,with few exceptions.  Without rain there is no need for sediment basins, silt fence or rolled erosion control products.  Without rain, the construction stormwater professional is without problems (but also likely without a job). Rain matters.  Or[…]

THE most effective erosion control BMP.

Limiting disturbance is the single most effective erosion control practice we have available.  In many cases nature has provided the most effective material for minimizing erosion – existing vegetation.  For free!  And by simply preserving this resource, we can save ourselves the money, time and risk inherent to long term temporary sediment control.  If there is[…]

Spring 2012 Alabama CPESC Review Course and Exam

The Alabama Chapter of the Soil and Water Conservation Society are once again sponsoring the Alabama CPESC Review Course and Exam.  The review course is available for exam candidates as well as professionals looking for continuing education.  The review course and exam will be held on March 21 and 22, 2012 in centrally located Clanton, Alabama. Review[…]

Alabama CPESC Discussion Regarding ESC Design Credentials

Below are exerpts from email correspondence among Alabama CPESCs in regards to ESC design and recognized credentials.  The correspondence triggered the resurection and official roll out of the StormwaterTools.com Forum.  Feel free to weigh in by commenting here or by posting on the Forum. From Clay – Many times we see CBMPP Plans that are[…]