Video Library

Below are Stormwater Training Videos for Contractors.

Blue is the New Green

Proper Concrete Washout Procedures For Contractors

Stormwater Quality Construction Inspection

Construction BMPs – 1: Site Access and Prep

Construction BMPs – 2: Stormwater Runoff/Run-on

Construction BMPs – 3: Surface Stabilization

Construction BMPs – 4: Outlet Protection & Grade Stabilization

Proper Refueling – Keeping our Waterways Clean

Stormwater Pond Maintenance for Homeowners


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.

EPA Fact Sheet

 

 


Stormwater Quality Construction Inspection

Active Construction Sites Overview: What is the Inspector’s Responsibility?

Sample Self-Monitoring Form

 

 


Construction BMPs Video Series


Construction BMPs – 1: Site Access and Prep

Description:

“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.

VIDEO TOPICS

  • 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
  • Stockpiles

 

 


Construction BMPs – 2: Stormwater Runoff/Run-on

Description:

“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.

VIDEO TOPICS

  • Diversions
  • Check Dams
  • Slope Drains
  • Channels
  • Dewatering
  • Emergency Routing & Spillways on Plans

Construction BMPs – 3: Surface Stabilization

Description:

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.

VIDEO TOPICS

  • Seeding
  • Mulching (include hydromulch & straw)
  • Blankets & Mats (TRMs)
  • Polymers
  • Riprap Slope Protection
  • Surface Roughening

Construction BMPs – 4: Outlet Protection & Grade Stabilization

Description:

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:

VIDEO TOPICS

  • Energy Dissipater
  • Chutes
  • Pipe Drop Structure
  • Toe Wall Structure

 

 


Other Videos

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.