Erosion and Sediment Control

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Construction Site Stormwater Management

Federal Clean Water Act regulations require erosion and sediment control during construction and development.


  • Reduces sedimentation.
  • Protect water quality.
  • Preserve the capacity of storm sewers, drainage channels, streams, and structures.


All land disturbances within the City of Olathe requires a Land Disturbance Permit; residential single lot construction is exempted.

Abatement bonds are required on all projects that disturb an accumulative area of one or more acres. 

Temporary Seed and Mulch

  • Technical Specifications Section 7200 requires temporary seeding and mulching immediately after street construction is complete. 
  • Additional work will not be allowed until the seeding and mulching is complete.

Perimeter silt fence, earth dikes, sediment basins, and rock construction entrances

  • Silt fence, earth dikes, sediment basins and rock construction entrances must be installed before grading operations can begin.
  • Silt fence is to be placed along the back-of-curb for protection of the street immediately after the curb is constructed.
  • Silt fence and earth dikes placed before grading begins are to be maintained by the grading contractor until all utilities are in place.
  • Erosion and sedimentation controls are temporary and must be removed by the contractor after construction is complete and the disturbed area is at least 70 percent permanently vegetated.

Additional Resources

Contact Erosion-Sediment Control at OlatheConnect or call 913-971-9072 for additional information.


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