Placer County’s Public Works Department, Stormwater Management Division, is hosting a free workshop on Tuesday, March 11, to inform contractors about stormwater quality rules and Best Management Practices (BMPs) adequate for construction sites.
The workshop will take place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at the Placer County Cirby Hills Center Cafeteria, 101 Cirby Hills Drive, Roseville. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m.
Attendees will learn about state and federal water quality protection as well as local ordinances implemented by the county and local cities.
Speakers will include Dani Berchtold, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board, and Mark White, Erosion Control Specialist with the Placer County Resource Conservation District. Representatives from Placer County will also provide information.
Federal, state and local laws require all pollutants be contained and disposed of properly from construction sites. Pollutants include sediments, petroleum products, trash, fertilizers, paint, cement products and other materials. Contractors are especially challenged with erosion control and sediment releases, which are a huge problem in California.
“This workshop is intended to answer questions and explain best management practices,” said Bill Schell, Assistant Engineer for Placer County.
To reserve a seat or obtain information, please contact Bill Schell at 530-745-7555 or email@example.com. The county’s stormwater management plans are available by clicking on the following link: Stormwater Quality Management .