Construction sites are some of the largest contributors to stormwater pollution in South Lake Tahoe. Vegetation and soil disturbance from grading activities can cause erosion issues and can discharge large amounts of sediment to the stormwater system. This is why it is important for construction sites to take the necessary precautions to help keep our stormwater clean. Temporary Best Management Practices (BMPs) must be installed during construction activities to prevent illegal discharge of polluted water.
All construction sites disturbing greater than 3 cubic yards of soil must:
The TRPA BMP Handbook is a useful resource in learning how to properly install and maintain BMPs. View the full handbook (PDF). Certain sections of the handbook are more commonly used on construction sites. To view only these sections visit the following links: