Sunday, October 24, 2010

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Government Style Erosion Control

Step One: Pile road debris over topsoil in middle of publicly owned farm field.

Step Two: Don't install silt fencing around polluted material.

Step Three: Make sure that debris pile is not located more than 150 yards from navigable stream (click picture for large size panorama).

From your friends at the WI DNR.
Runoff from rainstorms and snowmelt picks up pollutants like sediment, oil and grease, nitrogen and phosphorus, and other chemicals and carries them into storm sewers or directly into waterbodies. Preventing contamination of storm water is critically important or polluted runoff will be discharged - untreated - into the waterbodies we use for swimming, fishing, and drinking water.
Of course, those rules do not apply to our municipal superiors.