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Surface Water

Inspection Notebook

Maintaining an inspection notebook is required under all Surface Water Discharge permits. SDDENR personnel will review the inspection notebook for your facility during each inspection.

If the inspection sheets are loose sheets of paper, they should be bound and kept in a three-ring binder to allow for easy retrieval during an inspection. A pocket calendar is another easy way to keep track of the facility and lift station inspections.

An example sheet that lists required documentation for an inspection notebook is located at the bottom of this this page. Column headings found on the example sheet are defined below:

REMEMBER!! Inspection notebooks are required under all Surface Water Discharge permits! Maintaining this book will also help in the operation and maintenance of the facility!


Month_______     Year_______

Day
Time
Initials
Discharge
Influent
Effluent
Pond Depth or freeboard
Problems Identified
Recommended
Actions Taken
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