Site Activity

In an effort to reduce the negative impacts of construction activity on water quality, Summit SWCD offers technical assistance to communities and landowners in Summit County to better manage the natural resources in a rapidly developing county.  A Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is a site-specific document designed to help prevent stormwater pollution during construction activities. Best management practices (BMPs) are included as part of the SWPPP to help minimize erosion, off site sedimentation, and non-sediment pollution discharges.

SWPPP Application, and Fees

Summit SWCD offers SWPPP reviews for sites disturbing one or more acres of total land.  As part of the submittal process, our two-page application form and appropriate fees must be included. SWPPP submitted without these items will not be reviewed. Our reviewers will submit comments and recommendations for revisions.  Once you have received approval from our office and other applicable agencies, a preconstruction meeting may be scheduled prior to starting any work on site.

SWPPP Requirements

Structural practices, both temporary and permanent, are included as part of the SWPPP. These features include sediment traps, sediment basins, and detention/retention basins. Below are some design guidance materials to help ensure your practice meets state and local requirements.

You can also use our SWPPP checklist to help you provide us with the information we need to complete our review in a timely manner.

Protected Areas

It’s important to determine if your site has any protected areas such as wetlands, floodplains, streams, or riparian areas. These features may require additional permitting in order to complete your project. And even if you aren’t disturbing these protected areas, additional documentation may be required. If you think you may have a protected area on your site, feel free to contact our office for more information and guidance.