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The following presents a summary of considerations when planning the construction of a low impact development project. More details can be found in the following reference:<ref>[https://cvc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CVC-LID-Construction-Guide-Book.pdf Construction Guide for Low Impact Development, CVC (2013)</ref>
  
 
*The site of the infiltration facility must remain outside the limit of disturbance and blocked from site traffic until construction of the facility begins, to prevent soil compaction by heavy equipment.  
 
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The following is a typical construction sequence to properly install an infiltration practice:
 
The following is a typical construction sequence to properly install an infiltration practice:
*The area should be fully protected by silt fence or construction fencing to prevent compaction by construction traffic and equipment.
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#The area should be fully protected by silt fence or construction fencing to prevent compaction by construction traffic and equipment.
*Installation may only begin after entire contributing drainage area has been either stabilized or flows have been safely routed around the area. The designer should check the boundaries of the contributing drainage area to ensure it conforms to original design.
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*Excavators or backhoes <em>working adjacent to the proposed infiltration area</em> should excavate to the appropriate design depth.
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#Excavators or backhoes '''working adjacent to the proposed infiltration area''' should excavate to the appropriate design depth.
*The soil in the bottom of the excavation should be ripped to promote greater infiltration.
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#The soil in the bottom of the excavation should be ripped to promote greater infiltration.
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Revision as of 16:39, 7 December 2018

The following presents a summary of considerations when planning the construction of a low impact developmentA stormwater management strategy that seeks to mitigate the impacts of increased urban runoff and stormwater pollution by managing it as close to its source as possible. It comprises a set of site design approaches and small scale stormwater management practices that promote the use of natural systems for infiltration and evapotranspiration, and rainwater harvesting. project. More details can be found in the following reference:[1]

  • The site of the infiltration facility must remain outside the limit of disturbance and blocked from site traffic until construction of the facility begins, to prevent soil compaction by heavy equipment.
  • This area must not be used as the site of sedimentSoil, sand and minerals washed from land into water, usually after rain. They pile up in reservoirs, rivers and harbors, destroying fish-nesting areas and holes of water animals and cloud the water so that needed sunlight might not reach aquatic plans. Careless farming, mining and building activities will expose sediment materials, allowing them to be washed off the land after rainfalls. basinsGround depression acting as a flow control and water treatment structure, that is normally dry. during construction, as the concentration of finesSoil particles with a diameter less than 0.050 mm. will reduce post-construction infiltrationThe slow movement of water into or through a soil or drainage system.Penetration of water through the ground surface..
  • This area must not be use as a staging area, for storing materials.
  • To prevent sedimentSoil, sand and minerals washed from land into water, usually after rain. They pile up in reservoirs, rivers and harbors, destroying fish-nesting areas and holes of water animals and cloud the water so that needed sunlight might not reach aquatic plans. Careless farming, mining and building activities will expose sediment materials, allowing them to be washed off the land after rainfalls. from clogging the surface, stormwater must be diverted away from the facility until the drainage areaThe total surface area upstream of a point on a stream that drains toward that point. Not to be confused with watershed. The drainage area may include one or more watersheds. is fully stabilized.
  • As many infiltration facilities are installed in the road right-of-way or tight urban spaces, considerations of traffic control and utility conflicts must be part of the plans and inspections.

The following is a typical construction sequence to properly install an infiltration practice:

  1. The area should be fully protected by siltSoil or media particles smaller than sand and larger than clay (3 to 60 m) fence or construction fencing to prevent compaction by construction traffic and equipment.
  2. Installation may only begin after entire contributing drainage areaThe total surface area upstream of a point on a stream that drains toward that point. Not to be confused with watershed. The drainage area may include one or more watersheds. has been either stabilized or flows have been safely routed around the area. The designer should check the boundaries of the contributing drainage areaThe total surface area upstream of a point on a stream that drains toward that point. Not to be confused with watershed. The drainage area may include one or more watersheds. to ensure it conforms to original design.
  3. The pretreatmentInitial capturing and removal of unwanted contaminants, such as debris, sediment, leaves and pollutants, from stormwater before reaching a best management practice; Examples include, settling forebays, vegetated filter strips and gravel diaphragms. part of the design should be excavated first and sealed until full construction is completed.
  4. Excavators or backhoes working adjacent to the proposed infiltration area should excavate to the appropriate design depth.
  5. The soil in the bottom of the excavation should be ripped to promote greater infiltrationThe slow movement of water into or through a soil or drainage system.Penetration of water through the ground surface..
  6. Any accidental sedimentSoil, sand and minerals washed from land into water, usually after rain. They pile up in reservoirs, rivers and harbors, destroying fish-nesting areas and holes of water animals and cloud the water so that needed sunlight might not reach aquatic plans. Careless farming, mining and building activities will expose sediment materials, allowing them to be washed off the land after rainfalls. accumulation from construction should be removed at this time.

  1. [https://cvc.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/CVC-LID-Construction-Guide-Book.pdf Construction Guide for Low Impact Development, CVC (2013)