Eastern WA E&O Documents
We would like to introduce three new E&O documents created to address construction site issues. Eastern WA permittees working as part of the EWA Stormwater Education & Outreach Working Group identified a need for documents with information on construction BMPs for developers, engineers, planners, review staff, contractors, and construction crews. WSC partnered with EWA SW E&O and a consultant to develop documents to fill these underserved audiences.
Two brochures and a flip book were developed for use by all jurisdictions across the state. They were produced in Publisher and are easily editable. Differences in permit codes can be changed. Local pictures and contact information can be added. QR codes are provided to allow access to further information in the Department of Ecology’s Stormwater Manuals. These codes are available for both EWA and WWA.
The EWA SW E&O Workgroup identified the need for better outreach to three audiences.
1) Planners, Engineers, and Review Staff – Brochure
2) Contractors and Construction Crews – Flipbook
3) Developers –Brochure
1) Planners, Engineers, and Review Staff Brochure: The goal is to ensure efforts to prevent and correct some of the most commonly observed surface water concerns on construction sites are made early on in the permitting process. It provides information to assist in meeting municipal stormwater permit requirements with topics essential to stormwater design: site control plans, low-impact development, underground injection controls, infiltration, and best management practices (BMPs). A QR code is provided to access further information in the Department of Ecology’s Stormwater Manuals.
2) Construction Flip Book: This was created for the contractors and construction crews. The goal was something small enough to fit in the glove box and that could be printed on a more durable paper to withstand construction site use. It contains information about temporary erosion and sediment control (TESC), low-impact development (LID), underground injection control (UIC), and best management
practices (BMPs). It also provides a QR code that allows easy access to information in the Dept. of Ecology’s stormwater manuals with a cell phone.
3) The final brochure will be focused on Developers, with a slightly higher perspective. The goal is to encourage thoughtful planning for stormwater issues early on in the process. It will be available by the end of September.