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Boise's Erosion Control Program reduces or eliminates sediment
discharge and pollutants into streets and the storm water system.
The program covers all construction activity and all construction
sites, regardless of size or ownership. The ordinance applies to
commercial & industrial operations, residential practices, and
construction site operations.
All earth-disturbing development projects require either a
City-certified "Responsible Person" or "Plan Designer"
who has direct, day-to-day control over the site's construction
Storm water (or other runoff) picks up sediment or other
pollutants such as lawn chemicals or construction site soil and
rock as it flows across hard surfaces such as concrete or asphalt
pavement. These pollutants are deposited into either the Boise
River through the storm drain system or indirectly into our ground
water by way of infiltration or seepage beds.
Many people mistakenly believe sediment, household chemicals,
oil, paint or yard waste entering the storm drain system are
"cleaned up." They aren't - they either end up in the Boise River
or enter directly or indirectly into our ground water system.
The Boise River provides numerous recreation opportunities for
our residents. This includes swimming, floating, fishing and
wildlife viewing opportunities. It is in our best interest to
protect this valuable resource by eliminating sediments and
pollutants at the source area.