@#$%! 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.

Learning Objectives: 

  • 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.

Presented by David Batts, LEED AP – Vice President, Construction EcoServices

David Batts grew up on the Texas Gulf Coast where he spent every free moment he had on the water. It was fitting that as a professional he found himself helping protect the very ecosystem that he enjoyed as an adolescent. Promoting innovative new water management strategies is as much of a passion as it is how he makes a living, and he often finds himself far from home presenting to anyone that will listen about his latest finding or lesson learned in his pursuit of perfection in Green Infrastructure Design and Construction Methods. David joined Construction EcoServices in 2006 as the first employee in the Stormwater System Solutions business unit that he now runs. He is an avid fisherman and conservationist and spends as much time as possible with his wife and two boys enjoying nature.