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Control of water pollution from linear construction projects: technical guidance

Publication C648

CIRIA, 2006
Control of water pollution from linear construction projects: technical guidance

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Linear construction projects, such as roads, railways, pipelines, cables and water courses, could all have negative impacts on the environment. This document looks at the issues of controlling and managing water pollution. Covers the characteristics of linear projects, water environment, water pollution and the law, planning and design, stakeholder consultation, development consent, site investigations and monitoring, programming and seasonal influences, contracts, construction, site planning, licenses and consents, emergency and contingency planning, site set-up, adjacent land and water use, runoff and sediment control, water treatment methods and disposal, works in or near water, excavations and dewatering, concrete and grouting activities, contaminated land and ecology.


Based on research project RP708.


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CIRIA was formerly known as the Construction Industry Research and Information Association. They are a member-based research and information organisation who publish reports and technical papers covering building and civil engineering as well as transport and utilities infrastructure.



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