Erosion & Sediment Control

Erosion & Sediment Control

Erosion and sediment control (ESC) techniques are important to maintaining clean, healthy watercourse ecosystems and supporting aquatic wildlife.

In an effort to protect the integrity of Coquitlam’s drainage system and aquatic environments, the City has adopted sustainable development practices for all construction activities.
All development permits will adhere to the Stream and Drainage System Protection Bylaw (No. 4403, 2013) in its entirety.

Key features of the Bylaw include​

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Best Management Practices (BMPs)

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  • Clean Water Management

  • Access & Egress Controls

  • Perimeter Control Measures

  • Onsite Water Management

  • Storm Inlet Protection

  • Disturbed Surfaces Protection

  • Paved Surfaces Sweeping & Maintenance

Additional Resources

Information on these mandatory ESC facilities as well as a number of other best management practices are contained in the City publications:

Coquitlam Rain Gauge

For information on Coquitlam’s rainfall, see Burke Mountain Rain Gauge Data

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604-927-3500
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