Managing Urban Stormwater: Soils and construction - Volume 1
These guidelines, commonly known as the 'Blue Book', provide support for councils and industry to reduce the impacts of land disturbance activities on waterways by better management of soil erosion and sediment control.
- 1 March 2004
This resource is a guide for local councils and the development industry on stormwater management, mainly erosion and sediment control during the construction-phase of urban development.
Better management of stormwater will:
- reduce pollution to downstream areas and receiving waters
- reduce land degradation
- raise an awareness of ecologically sustainable development principles and applying these to development
- improve the health, ecology and amenity of urban streams, rivers, estuaries and beaches.
Other publications in the Managing Urban Stormwater series include:
Managing Urban Stormwater: Soils and Construction – Volume 2A, Installation of services
Managing Urban Stormwater: Soils and Construction – Volume 2B, Waste landfills
Managing Urban Stormwater: Soils and construction – Volume 2C, Unsealed roads
Managing Urban Stormwater: Soils and construction – Volume 2D, Main road construction
Managing Urban Stormwater: Soils and Construction – Volume 2E, Mines and quarries.
Heavy fines may be imposed if soil, earth, mud, clay, concrete washings or similar material wash, or are placed in a position where they are likely to be washed, into stormwater drains. This is regulated by the NSW Environment Protection Authority.