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  • Writer's pictureDane Tolman

Landslide in Draper Highlights the Importance of Erosion Control and Stormwater Management.

On April 22, 2023, two homes in Draper, Utah collapsed after a landslide. The homes were located on Springtime Road, which is in a ravine area. The landslide was caused by a combination of factors, including heavy rains, snowmelt, and poor erosion control.

The homes that collapsed were built on top of engineered soil that had been used to fill in the ravine. This soil was not properly compacted, which made it susceptible to erosion. The heavy rains and snowmelt that fell in the weeks leading up to the landslide caused the soil to become saturated and unstable. This, combined with the weight of the homes, caused the landslide to occur.

The landslide in Draper is a reminder of the importance of erosion control and stormwater management. When homes are built on fill soil, it is important to take steps to prevent erosion. This can be done by properly compacting the soil, planting vegetation, and installing drainage systems. Stormwater management is also important to prevent flooding, which can contribute to landslides.

The Draper landslide is a wake-up call for communities across the United States. As climate change continues to cause more extreme weather events, we need to be prepared for the possibility of landslides. By taking steps to improve erosion control and stormwater management, we can help to prevent these disasters from happening.



Accena SWPPP Services can help you protect your community from landslides


The landslide in Draper is a reminder of the importance of erosion control and stormwater management. If you are responsible for a construction site, industrial property, or other development that could potentially contribute to stormwater pollution, you need to have a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP).

Accena SWPPP Services can help you develop and implement an effective SWPPP. We have over 15 years of experience in stormwater management and erosion control, and we know what it takes to protect your community from landslides and other natural disasters.

Our SWPPP services include:

  • Site assessment and planning

  • BMP design and installation

  • Inspection and maintenance

  • Reporting and compliance

We can also help you with the following:

  • Obtaining permits from regulatory agencies

  • Managing stormwater during construction

  • Responding to spills and leaks

Accena SWPPP Services is committed to protecting the environment and keeping our communities safe. We are a team of experienced and professional engineers and environmental scientists who are dedicated to providing our clients with the best possible service.

Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you protect your community from landslides and other natural disasters.

Visit our website at www.accenagroup.com

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