FAQs

Why choose Ecospec?

Ecospec is committed to providing the absolute best SWPPP inspection services and stormwater compliance consulting to our clients at industry competitive rates. Ecospec will manage your stormwater compliance program so that you can focus on your project, allowing you to meet and exceed your project goals without the headache of managing environmental compliance issues. When your project is complete, you will rest assured that all required documentation will be kept in our storage facility for the required period as defined in the 2012 Construction General Permit.

What is the NPDES?

NPDES is the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System. Managed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in partnership with state environmental agencies, the NPDES was mandated by Congress under the Clean Water Act of 1972. Point sources may not discharge pollutants to surface waters without a permit. The program uses the NPDES permitting system to require the implementation of certain controls such as SWPPPs (Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan), and Best Management Practices (BMPs), designed to prevent harmful pollutants from being discharged into local water bodies.

What do your services cost?

As every project is different, Ecospec professionals will design a SWPPP management plan custom tailored to your project’s needs. Please contact us for a quote for your project.  We appreciate the opportunity to provide you with a proposal!

What is a SWPPP?

A SWPPP is a Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, as defined in South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control 2012 Construction General Permit. In South Carolina, it is required by law and must be developed prior to any ground breaking activity, and is required for both development and  construction sites. The SWPPP is required to address measures to prevent erosion, sedimentation, and other potential discharges of pollutants to water bodies and wetlands. The SWPPP must include BMPs (Best Management Practices) that will be used to prevent any discharge or polluted water from leaving the site. The SWPPP is a site-specific document to address the stormwater management needs of a particular site.

Why should I use a third party SWPPP inspection company?

While managing SWPPP compliance in-house is attractive to keep costs down, the reality is SWPPP compliance is a complex and time-consuming task. Ecospec maintains cutting-edge industry expertise to keep SWPPP compliance costs down and protect our clients from high-cost regulatory fines. By utilizing our services, clients are able to focus on their project knowing that their site’s stormwater compliance is being properly and cost-effectively managed. In the event of a regulatory agency visiting your site, Ecospec will provide the support necessary to demonstrate compliance with the applicable regulations, thereby minimizing the time and resources spent.