Civil Engineering: Erosion, Sediment and Pollution Control

Land disturbing activity such as those involved in clearing, dredging, grading, excavating, transporting, and filling can result in soil erosion if not properly controlled by the use of Best Management Practices (BMP's). 

OUr civil engineers can help with erosion control before it becomes a real headache.

These types of activities can result in costly damage to property and the habitats of fish and other wildlife by contaminating state waters.

Georgia Erosion and Sediment Control Manual

Many local jurisdictions in Georgia have adopted the Georgia Erosion and Sediment Control Manual (The Green Book). The Green Book provides regulations for the control of erosion and siltation runoff and methods to prevent siltation from reaching streams and creeks. 

A successful erosion control plan takes into account buffers, state waters and other downstream properties that might be affected by the development of your property. It is critical that the plan is designed to implement BMP's specifically for your site. Failure to do so could result in loss of life, property damage, fines and other legal actions. 

Atlanta Engineering Services

Atlanta Engineering Services has worked with these guidelines since they were promulgated by the state and adopted by the cities and counties.

A thorough understanding of these guidelines help us to advise clients of the ways these laws affect their property and help us guide them in the most successful plan for development of their property.

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Find out with a simple phone call how we can assit your erosion situation before  it is out of control. 

Further Reading about Hydrology

From Who Needs Flood Insurance to Common Drainage Problems

Atlanta Engineering Services Home Page

Forensic hydrology basics

Common drainage problems

Erosion control and property damage

Creating a successful erosion control plan

How storm water can lead to erosion

Solving drainage problems with grass swales


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