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Soil & Erosion

Soil and erosion


Surrey manages 3 types of soil issues, including soil deposit or removal, soil erosion, and dealing with contaminated soil. Moving soil around or off of your site can affect the drainage patterns of your surrounding. Therefore, for soil amounts greater than 15 cubic meters (m3), you will need a soil permit.


Soil that washes off construction sites during periods of wet weather becomes sediment and can have detrimental impacts on drainage systems and the receiving waterways.


Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) is the practice of implementing both basic and engineered controls on construction sites to reduce the amount and volume of eroded soils washing off these sites when it rains.


Learn more about the management of soil-related issues, such as getting ESC Permit, a Soil Deposition Permit, or preventing storm water pollution.

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