Approximately 180 gallons of water is treated for each person in the US every day.
Apply For a Construction Permit by submitting a Notice of Intent(eNOI).
How do you determine if you need a stormwater discharge permit for your construction activity? First, examine the planned activity. If you answer “yes” to all of the following questions, you will need a stormwater permit for your construction activity.
In short, if a construction activity (clearing, grading, or excavation) disturbs one (1) acre or more and has a point source discharge of stormwater to waters of the United States, it needs a storm water discharge permit.
The owner, developer, or general contractor can apply for the permit. All parties with day-to-day responsibility for site operations should submit a Notice of Intent as co-permittees following the initial permit application.
NOTE: An authorized representative (president, vice president, general partner) must certify the plan.
If you need a permit, seek coverage under the existing general permit for stormwater discharges from construction activities. You must:
Compliance with the general permit means that you have a pollution prevention plan which addresses all the permit requirements, that you maintain the plan on site, log all inspections and results, and update the plan as necessary. The final product should be reviewed to determine if a post-consumption permit is required.
When you have achieved final stabilization at the site, submit a Notice of Termination-EPA From 3510-13 included in the NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges from Construction Activities.
In Boston, authorization from the Boston Water and Sewer Commission is required for construction of a new or reactivated service connection to the water, sewer or drainage system. The BWSC also requires a Dewatering Discharge Permit for the discharge of construction site dewatering to the Commission’s sewer or storm drain system.