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Main Content Turbid discharges from construction sites can flow into surface waters, thus damaging aquatic life by blocking out sunlight. These discharges can also kill grass beds in surface waters. The WQB currently inspects construction sites throughout Duval County to ensure that proper erosion and sediment control measures are in place, thus minimizing the potential for discharges of turbidity. The inspection program has over 300 construction sites on file and the list is growing at the rate of four per week.

Construction Sites
The problem of erosion and reduced water quality is an old one in Jacksonville, and the subject has been addressed for many years. The city's Nonpoint Source Section has become known as a group of local experts in the construction field, and has been responsible for changes in the way construction is performed within the county. For instance, utilization of best management practices for erosion control are now routinely incorporated, and are included as line items in contracts. Enforcement of water quality violations due to erosion related problems has been dramatically reduced. The branch's inspection and enforcement program has been recognized by DEP as a model for the state, and portions of the city's Erosion and Sediment Control Inspector's Guide has been adopted by DEP for inclusion in their new inspector's certification program.

Non-construction Activities
The problem of erosion and reduced water quality is an old one in Jacksonville, and the subject has been addressed for many years. The city's Nonpoint Source Section has become known as a group of local experts in the construction field, and has been responsible for changes in the way construction is performed within the county. For instance, utilization of best management practices for erosion control are now routinely incorporated, and are included as line items in contracts. Enforcement of water quality violations due to erosion related problems has been dramatically reduced.
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