Erosion and Sediment Control Guide for Urban Construction

Since the release of the 2006 GGHA Conservation Authorities Erosion and Sediment Control Guideline for Urban Construction, there have been many significant changes related to the practice of erosion and sediment control (ESC), including more training programs, new policies for the protection of species at risk, legislative changes, emergence of new products and techniques, and advancements in our knowledge of optimal application of best practices.

To address this evolution, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority has developed the updated Erosion and Sediment Control Guide for Urban Construction. The update is meant to be concise, relevant and solution-oriented, and based on the most current research and knowledge gathered from industry practitioners. Content highlights in the new Guide include a qualitative erosion risk assessment framework, updated information on best practices for in water projects, recommendations on low impact development protection during construction, and guidance on ESC performance monitoring and turbidity targets.

See the right sidebar to download the full ESC Guide, an ESC submission checklist that can be included when submitting ESC reports and drawings during detailed design, and other training resources.

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