The City operates programs to reduce the discharge of pollutants from construction sites. Contractors for both large and small projects are held responsible for control of sediments and erosion. Measures used at a construction site must be effective in controlling erosion and sediment from leaving the site. The City provides guidelines for control measures, however allows flexibility so that responsible parties can determine the most economical, and effective means of erosion control for their specific site. It is much less expensive and less damaging to the environment to prevent erosion than to clean up after it has happened.
The City of Tampa's Construction Services Center (CSC 813-274-3100) has information available that will help plan and implement these measures. Best management practices to reduce pollutants discharged during construction should be implemented. The City will inspect for such controls and enforce the requirement for control measures.