Erosion & Sedimentation Control

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The Town of Chapel Hill Code of Ordinances' section on Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control (Chapter 5, Article V) was enacted to address soil erosion and sedimentation control and prevent degradation of area waterways. This ordinance and its enforcement contributes to meeting the Town's NPDES minimum requirements for Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control.

Enforcement of erosion prevention in the Town is handled by Orange County Erosion Control.

Erosion Control Standard Details

  • E-1: Gravel construction entrance
  • E-2: Erosion control diversion ditch/check dam
  • E-3: Erosion control – sediment trap
  • E-4: Erosion control – silt fence
  • SD-19: Storm drainage- silt fence outlet
  • E-5: Erosion control – Existing yard inlet

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