Grading construction continues at Base Line and Towne

Grading construction at the new development site at the southeast corner of Base Line Road and Towne Avenue continued last week.
With this construction, city staff reports that a number of questions and concerns have arisen regarding the recent watering activities at the site. The watering of the construction area is necessary to ensure that the dust from the grading operation is completely controlled.
As part of the Federal National Pollutant Discharge Elimination (NPDES) dust-control requirements, the ground must be saturated to the anticipated depth of excavation.

At the Towne and Base Line site, the saturation process took place between Thursday, September 18 and Wednesday, September 24, as the sprinkler devices were moved to different areas within the site. The site saturation process has been completed, and the sprinkler system has been removed. Future dust control activities will be completed through the use of water trucks for localized dust control.
If residents have questions or concerns regarding the construction, contact the city’s engineering department at (909) 399-5465.


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