Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC)
Listed below are website links for additional information about ESC design and products, certifications, educational opportunities, and other government agency requirements. They include additional materials about compliance to Minneapolis Chapter 52: Erosion and Sediment Control and Drainage Ordinance
The City's Minneapolis Code of Ordinances Chapter 52: Erosion and Sediment Control and Drainage and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) require that the contractor/owner have all appropriate permits clearly posted at the construction site.
City of Minneapolis
MECA is a non-profit organization that promotes the advancement of effective stormwater management and ESC practices, including listings of ESC workshops & vendor resources.
- Concrete Washout and Dewatering: This video from MECA provides tips and instructions for proper handling and disposal of excess concrete
- Perimeter and Sediment Control: This video from MECA provides information on products and installation tips for keeping sediment from leaving a construction site
International Erosion Control Association (IECA): Global views and training sessions for Erosion & Sediment Control
University of Minnesota
- Erosion and Stormwater Management Certification Program
- Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC): A national certification training program for ESC design and inspection
If you are planning a project that may require an ESC permit, contact Jeremy Strehlo, Minneapolis Public Works, Surface Water & Sewers division at: firstname.lastname@example.org or (612) 673-3973.
Once you have obtained your Erosion & Sediment Control Permit, call (612) 673-3867 to notify the City of your intended start of construction at least 48 hours or more in advance of any land disturbances. Failure to do so may result in fines and/or the revocation of the permit, or a Stop Work Order.
Last updated Apr 17, 2014