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EROSION CONTROL ON CONSTRUCTION SITES Following a few basic principles will keep the silt on the site without costing you an arm and a leg Sediment is being discharged into this stream (inset) because the stream banks were not stabilized by seeding and mulching or other erosion-control measures, which should happen immediately after grading. "Under the threat of court injunction, the Acme Corporation and its contractor agreed to stop work on a condo project until proper erosion-control measures are installed." This type of news story is now a familiar sight in daily newspapers in Vermont and other New England states. In the past few years, water-pollution concerns have shifted from failed septic- systems to discharges of sediment into state waters. The focus has shifted due to the