"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).
Silt fence shall not be placed perpendicular to flow in swales, ditches, streams, or any other place where concentrated runoff exists.
When installing silt fence near trees, avoid compaction and root cutting within 1.5 feet multiplied by the inch diameter of the tree (i.e., for an 8-inch tree avoid a 12-foot radius around the tree trunk).
Torn, degraded, trampled, or otherwise compromised silt fence shall be properly replaced immediately upon notice.
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