@#$%! Maintenance Doesn't Have to Be a Four Letter Word
David Batts, LEED AP
Once the objection of effectiveness and cost is overcome, the biggest hurdle for Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) quickly becomes maintenance. While no best management practice (BMP) is maintenance free, GSI BMP maintenance are often misunderstood and rarely considered during the design phase. The result is often times and unhappy end user that does not understand what they have, how to use it or how to take care of it. David will use projects he has worked on over the past 15 years to discuss design strategies that will lessen maintenance costs and start to help rebuild GSI as a viable solution for your MS4.
- Design low maintenance, low cost green stormwater infrastructure best management practices.
- Have a better understanding of the realities of maintaining green stormwater infrastructure.
- Better plan for maintenance of green stormwater infrastructure bmp's.