Erosion Control Issues at 2117 Ann Arbor, Austin, Texas

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  Event 1 - 06 Nov 2015 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 2 - 17 Nov 2015 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 3 - 13 Apr 2016 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 4 - 17 Apr 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 5 - 30 Apr 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 6 - 20 May 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 7 - 04 Jun 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 8 - 28 Jun 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 9 - 11 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 10 - 27 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 11 - 16 Aug 2016 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 12 - 20 Aug 2016 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 13 - 05 Sep 2016 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 14 - 11 Sep 2016 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)
  Event 15 - 18 Sep 2016 (mud and sediment in gutter)

This site is in the Barton Springs Zone. It is typical of many sites. There are inadequate erosion and sedimenation controls throughout the entire construction project. Sites only comply with the erosion and sedimentation control ordinances at the very end of the project when final landscaping occurs. This site has been reported to the City four times: 14 Apr 2016, 27 Jul 2016, 17 Aug 2016, and 19 Sep 2016.




Event 1 - 06 Nov 2015 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)

No erosion or sedimentation controls in place. Sediment in the gutter.

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Event 2 - 17 Nov 2015 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)

No erosion or sedimentation controls in place.

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Event 3 - 13 Apr 2016 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)

Still no erosion or sedimentation controls in place. There is a privacy screen but that does not constitute erosion controls. Sediment flows down the driveway, into the gutter, and down the street. Reported to the City on April 14, 2016.

 
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Event 4 - 17 Apr 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)

Contaminated runoff visible in gutter.

 
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Event 5 - 30 Apr 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)

Straw wattles being used even though the City of Austin Watershed Department says that straw wattles they are not an approved BMP.

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Event 6 - 20 May 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)

Sediment visible in gutter. Straw wattles still being used even though the City of Austin Watershed Department says that straw wattles they are not an approved BMP.

 
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Event 7 - 04 Jun 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)

Contaminated runoff visible in gutter.

 
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Event 8 - 28 Jun 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)

Contaminated runoff visible in gutter. Crushed straw wattles visible.

 
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Event 9 - 11 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)

Straw wattles being used even though the City of Austin Watershed Department says that straw wattles they are not an approved BMP. These straw wattles are crushed making them even less effective. No controls at all around piles of dirt.

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Event 10 - 27 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls)

Ineffective straw wattle BMPs. Sediment in gutter.

 
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Event 11 - 16 Aug 2016 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)

Effectively, no erosion and sedimentation controls.

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Event 12 - 20 Aug 2016 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)

Effectively, no erosion and sedimentation controls.

 
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Event 13 - 05 Sep 2016 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)

All erosion and sedimentation controls have been removed

 
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Event 14 - 11 Sep 2016 (no erosion and sedimentation controls)

 

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Event 15 - 18 Sep 2016 (mud and sediment in gutter)

The site has final landscaping but even then the builder has left mud and sediment in the gutter and street.

Photo 1 (final landscaping) Photo 2 (mud in the gutter and street)
 
 
 
Photo 3 (sediment in street)  
 
 



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