Construction Site Compliance
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:
- Solid and sanitary waste
- Phosphorous (fertilizer)
- Nitrogen (fertilizer)
- 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.