San Diego County construction contractors and the inspectors that work on sites, prepare for the threat of record setting rainfall that can be brought by an El Nino-fueled winter storm.

Those in the area are taking special precautions, common and complex, to be sure that no soil, sediment, trash or other pollution leaves property and enters waterways during the rain:

Stormwater control efforts are generally referred to as “best management practices” or BMPs. These include written regulations and things such as training programs, but BMPs also include specific devices, such as rolls of straw called “wattles,” as well as hay bales, sandbags, gravel, wood-chip mulch, hydro-mulch and a host of other materials used to keep the earth in its place.

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