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Get Your “Curb” Appeal Up - The Importance of Curb Inlet Protection

Protect Your Home and Environment with Curb Inlet Protection

One of the critical components of a successful Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) is curb inlet protection. Curb inlet protection works by preventing sediment and other pollutants from building up in roadside drainage structures such as catch basins, manholes, storm sewers etc. It acts as a filter that can reduce the amount of debris, toxins and harmful contaminants from infiltrating our water systems. Without proper curb inlet protection on construction sites, hazardous materials could be discharged into waterways causing irreparable damage to our ecosystems and economic hardship for communities downstream.


The Benefits of Curb Inlet Protection

Curb inlet protection is designed to provide an effective barrier between the roadway and the water system. By installing it properly, you can help ensure that pollutants are kept out of our waterways, which will help protect local drinking water supplies from contamination. Additionally, curb inlet protection can also prevent flooding by redirecting runoff away from roads and flood-prone areas. This helps minimize the impacts of flooding on nearby residential areas and commercial properties. Finally, it can also reduce maintenance costs associated with roadways by providing an effective way to control runoff before it reaches the drainage system.


How Curb Inlet Protection Works

Curb inlet protection typically consists of filters or silt fencing installed around the perimeter of a construction site. Filters are typically made up of small stones or gravel that capture sediment before it enters the drainage system. Silt fencing creates an effective barrier between the roadway and the waterway by filtering out sediment-laden runoff before it reaches the drainpipe or catch basin. Both methods are designed to prevent pollutants from impacting our waterways by trapping sediment before it enters into them.

Additionally, you can use vegetation such as trees or shrubs as part of your curb inlet protection plan to help reduce runoff levels and keep pollutants out of our waterways. Vegetation captures rainfall and filters sediments before they enter into drains or streams which helps keep those bodies clean. By combining different elements such as vegetation, filters, silt fencing etc., you can create an effective solution for controlling pollution in your area.


How We Can Help You

At Cardinal Strategies we pride ourselves on helping clients create effective SWPPPs tailored to their specific needs. We understand the importance of avoiding costly fines due to noncompliance as well as protecting our environment from dangerous pollutants. Our experienced team of professionals will work with you every step of the way to ensure your success. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you get your “curb” appeal up!

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