One of the greatest environmental concerns we face these days is soil erosion. This is a widespread problem due to the rise of urbanization and a multitude of construction projects that are ongoing. When buildings are constructed, the land is ripped up and dug out, exposing the soil to possible erosion.
Sediments dug up during construction can find their way to the city's water system through storm sewers, storm grates and storm inlets. This includes large projects and small projects (like the new home being built on your block), alike.
Because of the potential danger to our environment, the government has required contractors to use a professional-grade inlet filter and to erect their own sediment control solutions and measures when starting any new project.