Why target construction sites?

Most of us pass mounds of dirt or gravel on a construction site and don’t think much about them. These materials are needed for building. But if you think about it, stormwater freely washes over these materials, and carries them into local waters. The materials accumulate and flow into the nearest local waterbody. Construction sites have not previously been regulated for soil and sediment erosion, nor have the final impacts of construction projects on stormwater flow been regulated previously.

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1. What is the purpose of the stormwater bylaw?
2. What harm do these pollutants do?
3. How does the bylaw affect residents?
4. Why target construction sites?
5. What size construction projects does the bylaw affect?
6. Do other communities have stormwater bylaws?