SEIPS Tech Tips: Civil Engineering for Solar – Storm Water Permitting
By Jeff Ruppert, P.E. SEIPS – Chief Executive Officer
When it rains, stormwater washes over the loose soil on a construction site, along with various materials and products being stored outside. As stormwater flows over the site, it can pick up pollutants like sediment, debris, and chemicals from that loose soil and transport them to nearby storm sewer systems or directly into rivers, lakes, or coastal waters. EPA works with construction site operators to make sure they have the proper stormwater controls in place so that construction can proceed in a way that protects your community’s clean water and the surrounding environment.
Why are the Definitions of Disturbed and Impermeable So Important?
We hope this sheds some light on stormwater permitting. Don’t hesitate to contact SEI Professional Services if you want assistance interpreting AHJ requirements or to have us perform civil engineering services on your project.
Jeff Ruppert, P.E.
Chief Executive Officer
Jeff is a founder of SEIPS and SEIE and started with SEIPS in January of 2015. He acts as the Business Manager for both entities, and as the Owner and registered Professional Engineer at SEIE for licensure purposes across the U.S. His responsibilities include business development, negotiating and executing contracts, resolving legal issues, reporting to the SEI Board of Directors, and oversight of many administrative tasks, IT systems development, marketing, and of course engineering.