Erosion Control Issues at 810 Jessie Street, Austin, Texas

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  Event 1 - 23 Nov 2015 (no silt fences)
  Event 2 - 17 Apr 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 3 - 30 Apr 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 4 - 20 May 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 5 - 27 May 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 6 - 02 Jun 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 7 - 28 Jun 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 8 - 06 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 9 - 11 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 10 - 20 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 11 - 26 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 12 - 27 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 13 - 14 Aug 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 14 - 15 Aug 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 15 - 16 Aug 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 16 - 18 Aug 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 17 - 20 Aug 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 18 - 11 Sep 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 19 - 15 Sep 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)
  Event 20 - 18 Sep 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

There have been inadequate erosion and sedimentation controls throughout the entire construction project. This site will likely comply with the erosion and sedimentation control ordinances only at the very end of the project when final landscaping occurs. This site has been reported to the City six times: 02 May 2016, 22 May 2016, 28 Jun 2016, 27 Jul 2016, 15 Aug 2016, and 19 Sep 2016.

Event 1 - 23 Nov 2015 (no silt fences)

House demolished. This lot slopes both to the rear and to the street. No erosion or sedimentation controls were put in place following demolition. Reported to the City on Nov 23.

Photo 1 (no silt fences) Photo 2 (no silt fences)
 
 
Photo 3 (no silt fences) Photo 4 (no silt fences)
 
 




Event 2 - 17 Apr 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

Inadequate erosion controls with sediment in the street. Two or three days earlier, the City had issued a written warning for erosion controls and sediment in street.

Photo 1 (no silt fence along driveway entrance) Photo 2 (sediment in street)
 
 
Photo 3 (sediment in street) Photo 4 (sediment in street)
 
 
Photo 5 (sediment in street further downstream) Photo 6 (sediment in street further downstream)
 
 




Event 3 - 30 Apr 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

Inadequate erosion controls with sediment in the street. Apparently, the City's written warning was not sufficient. Reported again to the City on May 2, 2016. The City indicated that they found no issues with this site when they visited on May 5, 2016.

Photo 1 (no silt fences along driveway entrance) Photo 2 (sediment in street)
 
 
Photo 3 (sediment in street) Photo 4 (sediment in street)
 
 
 
Photo 5 (sediment in street further downstream)  
 
 




Event 4 - 20 May 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

The City indicated that they found no issues with this site when they visited on May 5, 2016. The gap in the silt fence at the sidewalk has been fixed. However, inadequate erosion controls at the driveway entrance result with sediment in the street. About 4 feet of the driveway entrance is covered by an erosion control blancket. While this stops erosion from the soil immediately beneath the blanket, there are no sediment controls to prevent contaminated runoff from the area above the blanket from flowing across the blanket. As a result, this sediment in this runoff is being deposited down the street. Reported again to the City on May 22, 2016.

Photo 1 (no erosion controls above erosion control blanket) Photo 2 (some sediment in gutter though most was deposited downstream)
 
 
Photo 3 (sediment deposited in gutter further downstream) Photo 4 (sediment deposited in gutter further downstream)
 
 
Photo 5 (sediment deposited in gutter further downstream) Photo 6 (sediment deposited in gutter further downstream)
 
 




Event 5 - 27 May 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

 
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Event 6 - 02 Jun 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

 
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Event 7 - 28 Jun 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 8 - 06 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 9 - 11 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 10 - 20 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 11 - 26 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 12 - 27 Jul 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 13 - 14 Aug 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 14 - 15 Aug 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 15 - 16 Aug 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 16 - 18 Aug 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 17 - 20 Aug 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 18 - 11 Sep 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 19 - 15 Sep 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

 

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Event 20 - 18 Sep 2016 (inadequate erosion controls)

There are no erosion controls across the entrance unless a 4x4 counts as an erosion control. The silt fence does not extend across the entire front of the lot and is not turned up. Sediment from the site has never been removed from where it was deposited down the block. Reported again to the City on September 19, 2016

Photo 1 (no erosion controls) Photo 2 (silt fence does not extend across entire front lot)
 
 
 
Photo 3 (deposited sediment down the block)  
 
 




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