Environmental Technology : Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

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INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY ENGY 601 – F01 STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN By: Piyush Bishnoi NYIT ID # 1075620 What is stormwater? Stormwater runoff is the rain water or snowmelt, which does not percolate into the soil and flow over the land. Rapid urbanization and development of building, roads, parking lots and impervious surface has resulted in increase in velocity, volume and temperature of stormwater runoff and decrease in infiltration into the soil. Uncontrolled stormwater runoff is responsible for severe environmental damage i.e. soil erosion, flooding, biological habitat degradation etc. The stormwater runoff also picks up oil, grease, pollutant, trash, and other toxic substances, which are threat to aquatic life, human health, and wildlife habitat. Reduction in stormwater infiltration can lower groundwater recharge and affect supplies of drinking water. Soil erosion due to construction activities can contribute more sediments to stream compared to naturally deposited soil over several years. Excess sediments in the steam make the water murky affecting the aquatic plants, and aquatic wildlife. The soil erosion is depended on rainfall, topography of the area, type of soil and vegetated area in the region. Stormwater Prevention Pollution Plan (SWPPP) Construction activities can discharge several pollutant and can also lead to soil erosion during stormwater runoff. To protect the environmental damage it is important to develop and

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