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CDOT WATER QUALITY PROGRAM. CDOT WATER QUALITY BMP TRAINING FACILITY CONSTRUCTION PHASE and OVERVIEW 10/2009

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Cdot water quality program

CDOT WATER QUALITY PROGRAM

CDOT WATER QUALITY BMP TRAINING FACILITY CONSTRUCTION PHASE and OVERVIEW

10/2009

‘This project was undertaken in connection with the settlement of an enforcement action taken by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment for violations of the Colorado Water Quality Control Act.’”


Cdot water quality bmp training facility construction phase and overview

CDOT WATER QUALITY BMP TRAINING FACILITY CONSTRUCTION PHASE and OVERVIEW

Project completion Oct 2009

Supplemental Environmental Project:

“ CDOT shall construct a BMP Field Training Facility (“BMP Facility”) on its property located at or near the corner of S. Colorado Boulevard and Louisiana Avenue in Denver and shall use the BMP Facility to train construction companies, contractors, consultants, municipalities, or other related organizations and individuals on the proper purpose, use, installation and maintenance of erosion and sediment control BMP’s…” Compliance Order on Consent 2009


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Objectives:

Create a training venue for the construction industry to improve Stormwater Construction Permit compliance

Hands on training

Simulated real world applications

Promoting Green Government and Sustainability

Comply with Consent Order between CDOT and CDPHE

Formal training to begin in Spring of 2010


Cdot water quality program bmp training facility 4201 e arkansas ave denver co 80222

CDOT Water Quality Program BMP Training Facility4201 E Arkansas Ave, Denver, CO 80222


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Tire berm construction:

Promoting sustainability by using recycled materials

One ton compressed tire bales were used to create earth berm

Constructed slopes with sprinkler discharge allow students to see slope erosion occurring


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Each compartment can be used for different erosion control application and simulated rainfall


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Slope construction and backfill


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Completed berm for slope stabilization best management practice’s


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CDOT Water Quality Program

  • Water Quality Ponds constructed to display various outlet control BMP’s, slope control and access options

  • Ponds capture stormwater from rain events and water used during training.


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Outlet control wall construction


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Pond side slope stabilization using soil retention blankets


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Final pond configuration and completed outlet controls


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Roadway template with curb, gutter and curb inlets demonstrates the following:

Pavement runoff and adjacent soil runoff onto template

Type R drain and BMP’s

Drainage to a Type C inlet


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Roadway template for curb and gutter, and shoulder bmp applications

Concrete washout during construction and used in training


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Constructed roadway segment combined with curb and gutter and vegetated shoulder


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Students can witness good and bad BMP application and installation issues


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Facility will be used to demonstrate effectiveness of various stabilization BMP’s


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CDOT Water Quality Program

Constructed ditches (2 and 5% slopes) used to simulate erosion in ditches and bmp applications


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Temp stream crossing with a durable road surface mat


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Site Applications and BMP’s

Slope

Ditch

Temp xing

Slope & ditch reveg

WQ Pond

Soil retention

blanket

Mulch


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CDOT Water Quality Program

  • Contact Rick Willard for scheduling and questions

  • Phone: 303 757 9343

  • Email: [email protected]


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CDOT Water Quality Program

  • From stormwater inspection and bmp installation training to new bmp application and demonstration, the lab will be a beneficial stormwater quality improvement tool and asset for Colorado.


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