On Wednesday, September 1, New Castle County is forecasted to receive the remnants of Hurricane Ida which is expected to bring heavy rain (3+ inches) and high winds to our community. Please see the National Weather Service link https://www.weather.gov/media/phi/current_briefing.pdf for the latest information.
For those responsible for sites under active construction, we ask that you take the opportunity now to walk your entire site and identify any areas that need attention prior to this rain event. Common concerns that should be addressed immediately include:
- Installation/Repair/Replacement of silt fence below areas of exposed soil.
- Stabilization of exposed soil areas that are inactive.
- Maintenance of storm sewer inlet protection. For inlet protection within paved streets that provide homeowner access, the inlet protection can be removed to ensure safe pedestrian movements should emergency travel be necessary.
- Sediment trapping practices should be pumped down to empty, to provide maximum storage capacity in advance of the predicted rains.
We thank you in advance for taking preventative actions in preparation for this storm. Your efforts will certainly aid in the safety and performance of construction site controls.
We also ask that you plan to inspect your sites immediately following the storm to address any impacts this storm caused to construction development sites and maintain open communications with the New Castle County, Department of Land Use, Engineering Division as we work together to ensure site controls are restored in a timely manner.
If you have any questions, please reach out to your NCC site contact or send an email to the Engineering Division at [email protected] and we will work to get you the answers you need.