Maintenance for Stormwater Practices – If we can build it, can we maintain it?
May 26, 2021
The goals of this panel were to share what has worked, what has not worked, and what is being done differently today or plan to do differently soon so that stormwater practices are better maintained. Our goal is to see what is happening that is working and that we can put into practice to move maintenance forward in our work.
The panel began with the history of maintenance to get on the same page and share a common language for the dialogue. Then, we dove in to hear about and learn from maintenance “mistakes,” (we love mistakes and can learn from them!), where the municipalities are focusing their efforts, and what we can do on the front end as we build and plant practices. We also addressed a few common questions along the way such as: What are the financing strategies? What are funding organizations doing now or thinking of doing? How do we maintain BMPs on private property? Where can we connect people/organizations who excel at performing maintenance?