Landscape & Natural Resources

Construction Site Compliance

Construction Site Compliance

Construction Pollution Reporting Form

Why do stormwater discharges from construction sites matter?

When it rains, stormwater washes over the loose soil on a construction site, along with other materials being stored outside. This stormwater picks up pollutants from that loose soil and transports them to storm drains on campus. At UCF, these storm drains lead to ponds, lakes, and rivers on and around campus.

The most common pollutants from construction site runoff are:

  • Sediment
  • Solid and sanitary waste
  • Phosphorous (fertilizer)
  • Nitrogen (fertilizer)
  • Pesticides
  • Oil and grease
  • Concrete truck washout
  • Construction chemicals
  • Construction debris

The pollutants that are carried off construction sites can affect the physical, chemical, and biological health of those water bodies that receive stormwater. UCF works with the construction site operators on campus to ensure the proper stormwater controls are in place. These controls allow for the protection of natural lands on and off campus.

If you see cloudy water running into a storm drain,

or paint being dumped down a drain,

or anything else of concern, you can report it here.