FORT WRIGHT, Ky. – Sanitation District No. 1 (SD1) has presented the 2022 Erosion Prevention and Sediment Control Excellence Award to three local construction companies for their proactive approach to addressing storm water challenges, timely implementation of best management practices (BMPs) and for ensuring their projects have minimal off-site impacts on our local environment.
The 17th annual awards recognize Ryan Tatman (The Nelson Stark Company) for work on the New Riff Distilling Barrel Storage Facility project in Silver Grove; Randy Acklin (Fischer Homes, Inc.) for work on the Greenbrooke Subdivision project in Independence; and Mark Spaulding (PM Development, LLC) for work on the Hands to Mind Learning Center project in Burlington.
“Erosion and sediment control requires constant attention,” said Jason Burlage, SD1’s plan review administrator. “This is an essential element in protecting water quality and the landscape to protect local residents. The Nelson Stark Company; Fischer Homes, Inc.; and PM Development, LLC have all demonstrated a commitment to this work by embracing BMPs at their job sites.”
BMPs are design, construction and maintenance practices that minimize the impact of storm water runoff by holding it in place, slowing it down and filtering it for pollutants. BMPs such as silt fences and sediment basins ensure that storm water runoff will not erode the soil and cause damage to property and the environment.
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SD1 is responsible for the collection and treatment of northern Kentucky’s wastewater and also serves as the regional storm water management agency. SD1 is the second largest public sewer utility in Kentucky, serving more than 347,000 residents throughout Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties. SD1 maintains approximately 1,685 miles of sanitary-sewer system pipeline, 126 wastewater pumping stations, 15 flood pump stations, six package treatment plants, three major wastewater treatment plants, 441 miles of storm-sewer system and 32,915 storm-sewer structures.