Maintenance of Permanent Best Management Practices (BMPs)

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:00 - 1:00 PM Central

Education Track: Stormwater Management
Audience Level: Introductory
Price: $50 Members/ $65 Non-Members
Credit: 1 Professional Development Hour

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As more permanent stormwater best management practices (BMPs) are being installed across the nation, performing ongoing maintenance has been a challenge. Permanent stormwater BMPs are now required in most urban developments across the country and it is crucial that these BMPs be maintained correctly. All permanent stormwater BMPs require regular maintenance to remain operating as designed. Maintenance has been neglected in the past due to a failure to understand who is responsible for maintenance, failure to budget for maintenance, and from a lack of knowledge on appropriate maintenance practices. In this webinar, we teach participants to recognize permanent stormwater BMPs in the field, identify maintenance needs and activities, and to perform maintenance correctly. This webinar will provide attendees a broad introduction to the needs and application of permanent stormwater BMP maintenance.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify different types of permanent BMPs in the field
  2. Identify individual components of permanent BMPs
  3. Identify and perform maintenance needs of permanent BMPs

Presented by Tyler Dell 

Tyler Dell is a Research Associate at Colorado State University with a Master’s Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering. Currently he is focusing on research as it relates to urban stormwater and using green infrastructure and low impact development to mitigate the impacts of urbanization. Tyler is also the Program Manager for the Colorado Stormwater Center where his responsibilities include providing contract research services for municipalities in Colorado, organizing and teaching workshops for stormwater personnel regarding post-construction stormwater best management practices, as well as providing support to Colorado residents regarding stormwater questions they may have.

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