As our clients’ properties and facilities grow, so does the need to protect the natural resources around them. Stormwater inspections can be used by facility owners to proactively identify stormwater management facilities that have the potential to discharge pollutants off-site. Conducting regular stormwater facility inspections aids in the protection of the environment and human health. Additionally, regular inspections allow facilities to track compliance with stormwater permitting conditions. Some facilities are required to maintain National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permits and implement Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPPs), which can include their stormwater inspection procedures and schedules.
As we kick off the construction season and prepare for unpredictable weather patterns, spring is an important time to get started on your stormwater inspections and planning. Our team of experts is ready to assist you with identifying your facility’s needs and to create a schedule with your team to maintain regulatory compliance.
We asked three of our stormwater experts (Will Carpenter, PE; Jamie Kilner, PE; and Tawnya McCain, CHMM) for some best management practices they are using in the field this year when inspecting our client’s stormwater management facilities (SWM):
1) Functionality: Is the SWM facility designed correctly for the site, and is it functioning properly?
2) Maintenance: Is repair or maintenance needed for the SWM facility?
3) Observations: Is the SWM facility in compliance, or are there any additional concerns?
McCormick Taylor strives to provide innovative stormwater management design and retrofit solutions to meet the latest NPDES, MS4, and TMDL water quantity and quality standards. Our unique design philosophy places an added emphasis on cost, performance, aesthetics, and ease of maintenance. Learn more here!