Sediment Bale Barrier
SEDIMENT BALE BARRIER
"For sites with less than 5 acres disturbed at one time, filter fences, straw bales or equivalent control measures shall be placed along all side slope and down slope sides of the site. (Reference: Section 290-7.2.e-5 of the City Code of Ordinances).
"Erosion control measures shall be placed along down slope areas and along side slope areas as required to prevent or reduce erosion where erosion during construction will result in a loss of soil to waters of the state, public sewer inlets or off-site." (Reference: Section Comm 21.125(1)(a) of the Wisconsin Administrative Code).
Sediment bale barriers shall not be placed perpendicular to flow in swales, ditches, streams, or any other place where concentrated runoff exists.
The ends of sediment bale barriers ends shall extend up slope to prevent water from flowing around the barrier.
At least two wood stakes, steel posts, or rebar shall be driven through each bale to securely anchor the barrier. The first stake shall be driven toward the previously installed bale to force the bales together.
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