Erosion and Sediment Control
Listed below are links for information about Erosion and Sediment Control (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
Chapter 52 and the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) require that the contractor/owner have all appropriate permits clearly posted at the construction site.
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency - Water (MPCA)
City of Minneapolis
Minnesota Erosion Control Association (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/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
If you are planning a project that may require an ESC permit, contact Jeremy Strehlo, Minneapolis Public Works, Surface Water & Sewers division at: [email protected] 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 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 Feb 21, 2018