Below are Stormwater Training Videos for Contractors.
Blue is the New Green
“Blue is the new Green” – completed in 2015, this 10 minute video reviews the Do’s and Don’ts of basic stormwater pollution prevention practices that should be implemented by everyone in their home, in their yard, and when they are out and about. This training tool will assist with educating the general public so they can learn to do the right things to help protect our environment; especially focusing on ways to help keep our waterways clean. Since the green, environmental movement is very popular, the video’s title is a play on turning stormwater or “blue” into the next, new “green” movement!
Proper Concrete Washout Procedures For Contractors
In 2013, this 9 minute video was shot in Hamilton County with the participation of the Indiana Ready Mix Concrete Association. The goal of this video was to add practices for properly managing concrete washout and concrete finishing discharges for end users. The video features updated BMPs including how to washout in smaller areas.
Stormwater Quality Construction Inspection
Active Construction Sites Overview: What is the Inspector’s Responsibility?
Construction BMPs Video Series
Construction BMPs – 1: Site Access and Prep
“This 11 minute video completed in 2018 is the first in a series focusing on active construction site best management practices or BMPs for handling stormwater runoff including erosion and sediment control. It covers the items needed to initially prepare a construction site for access and before the site grading begins.
- Pre-con or Pre-construction Meeting including Self-Monitoring
- Signage & Rain Gauge
- Preservation & Protection
- Sequence Schedule
- Tree preservation & Protection
- Site Access/Construction Entrance
- Haul Roads
- Wheel Wash
Construction BMPs – 2: Stormwater Runoff/Run-on
“This 11 minute video completed in 2018 is the second in a series focusing on active construction site best management practices or BMPs for handling stormwater runoff including erosion and sediment control. It covers the items needed to prepare a construction site for handling stormwater runoff from the site and stormwater run-on coming onto the site.
- Check Dams
- Slope Drains
- Emergency Routing & Spillways on Plans
Construction BMPs – 3: Surface Stabilization
This 11 minute video completed in 2019 is the third in a series focusing on active construction site best management practices or BMPs for handling stormwater runoff including erosion and sediment control. It covers the practices that can stabilize open, exposed areas on your site.
- Mulching (include hydromulch & straw)
- Blankets & Mats (TRMs)
- Riprap Slope Protection
- Surface Roughening
Construction BMPs – 4: Outlet Protection & Grade Stabilization
This 8 minute video completed in 2019 is the fourth in a series focusing on active construction site best management practices or BMPs for handling stormwater runoff including erosion and sediment control. It covers the practices that protect outlets and establish stabilized grades. Topics include:
- Energy Dissipater
- Pipe Drop Structure
- Toe Wall Structure
Proper Refueling – Keeping our Waterways Clean
This 6 minute video is designed to highlight the proper techniques for refueling vehicles and portable containers while reducing the potential for fuel to reach the storm sewer. Proper clean up and disposal methods are also outlined.
Stormwater Pond Maintenance for Homeowners
This 8-minute video completed in 2016 describes the steps to maintaining a residential stormwater management pond. The primary target audience is home or property owners’ associations, but residents living in a community with a stormwater pond can also benefit from this information. Topics covered include an explanation of a stormwater pond, the purpose of the pond, why some ponds fail, what to look for when inspecting the pond, expert tips on maintaining the pond, and how this on-going, needed maintenance is typically paid for.