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*Updated* Improper Silt Fence on Hull Bay Road Construction

Bad silt fencing on Hull Bay Rd., St. Thomas, Sunday, June 25
Bad silt fencing on Hull Bay Rd., St. Thomas, Sunday, June 25

Silt fencing on construction work on St. Thomas’ Hull Bay Road was seen flapping in the breeze several inches off the ground Sunday, making it completely ineffective. Silt fencing is designed to reduce silt runoff, especially into sensitive areas like nearby Magens Bay.

If the fencing does not touch the ground, runoff will go under the fence, so that the fencing has no effect. Improper silt fencing is a construction code violation.

*Update*: Reached for comment Monday, Planning and Natural Resources Department spokesperson Jamal Nielsen said Monday that DPNR “sent inspectors out today to issue a Stop Work order until best management practices are implemented.”
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