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IECA releases design standards for silt fences and sediment basins

News | August 12, 2021 | By:

Silt fence. Photograph courtesy of WINFAB USA

The standards and practices committee has been convened by the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) board of directors to develop standards for the construction stormwater industry. The board recognizes local and regional differences in terminology and design of erosion and sediment control practices. The board also recognizes that standardizing design based upon sound science, testing criteria for sediment controls, monitoring recommendations to provide feedback to site operators and terminology will advance the stormwater industry. The first two standards, on silt fences and sediment basins, are now available:

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