Erosion & Sediment Control
Aquality now offers Erosion and Sedimentation Control services to our construction and development clients. Erosion and sedimentation occur when soil materials are detached and transported in wind or water from one location and subsequently deposited in another. Stripping, grading and other activities that remove vegetation increase exposure of soil surfaces and accelerate the rate of erosion. If left uncontrolled, erosion from construction activities can result in sedimentation of waterbodies and degrade water quality, aquatic habitat and infrastructure. To mitigate environmental risks, management of erosion and sedimentation is an essential component of construction operations and is required by municipalities and regulatory agencies.
Our Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) develops site-specific ESC Plans to comply with municipal by-laws, federal and provincial legislation and Best Management Practices (BMP`s). Our certified inspectors ensure effective implementation of ESC measures according to the ESC Plan and enable adaptive management as construction activities and site conditions change.
Aquality’s team also develop Environmental Construction Operation (ECO) Plans that satisfy the framework outlined by Transport Canada, City of Edmonton and City of Calgary. Our ECO plans consist of written procedures and drawings aimed at addressing the environmental mitigation and protection issue relevant to on site construction activities. Our team is skilled in ensuring that all environmental considerations are taken into account within the regulatory requirements, policies and industry standards. Some of the services we offer include:
Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) Plans
Environmental Construction Operation (ECO) Plans
Inspections and Environmental Monitoring
Biotechnical Slope Stabilization
Stormwater Outfall Protection
Mining and Pipeline Right-of-way Restoration
Identifying Environmental Regulatory Requirements for Construction Activities