When builders clear land and it rains, muddy water is not supposed to leave the site (rules). However the silt fences, mulch and storm ponds are rarely good enough. Soil from construction sites is one of the main polluters of rivers everywhere, killing fish and costing millions in dredging and drinking water treatment downstream.
No one will prevent it until you report it. If you see muddy water leaving a construction site, report it with the form below.
If you don't have email, or need to mail drawings or pictures on paper, send to:
Elks Run Study
Owner/ Developer /Builder
(find address on web)
If you want details on a construction
site, ask the state for the storm water erosion plan submitted by that site. Identify the site by the date and name shown on the
entrance sign (if none, give location, names, etc.) and write DEP.Plan@wv.gov or call
You can find a list of storm water and other permits by going to wvdep.org and clicking on E-DEP then on "water resources permit" or "water resources pending". Search by county or name. Each county has many permits, so it is usually easier to start with name. Use all names you know: for example some permits for Huntfield are under that name; others are under "Greenvest" the developer.
The permit process is described at http://listenv.homestead.com/files/permits.htm