Land Development

​Protecting the environment using erosion & sediment control

The City of Charlotte's Erosion Control Program originated from a state action, which granted local government authority to enforce the Sedimentation Pollution Control Act of 1973 and specifically the erosion control requirements. The City of Charlotte Soil Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance ​-- adopted in 1976 and revised in 2002 -- provides the framework and guidelines for protecting private property, wetlands, creeks and lakes (and ultimately our drinking water) from sediment pollution during construction activities. The program's goal is to protect our water resources by providing assistance and education on erosion control practices to the development community, and by enforcing the ordinance's provisions.​​

Jay Wilson, Water Quality Administrator 



​Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector seminar​​

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​A soil erosion and sedimentation control seminar sponsored by the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County. The seminar gives an overview of Erosion and Sedimentation Control BMP's and the self inspection program as required by the NPDES permit and local Erosion and Sedimentation Control Ordinance.  Upon completion, an optional certification test will be administered for those interested in becoming a certified Charlotte-Mecklenburg Certified Site Inspector.​