BMP Maintenance

Once a Best Management Practice (BMP) has been put in place, it requires regular maintenance to ensure it’s functioning and aiding in storm water management properly. On this page, read case studies and articles about the latest trends, solutions and news related to BMP maintenance, in addition to learning about new products. 

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Apr 16 2020
Storm water regulations relating to construction sites vary across the country. Whether the project exists in a state with its own National Pollutant…
Mar 25 2020
The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) awarded $569,500 in matching grants for three projects to mitigate water pollution from…
Feb 11 2020
The U.S. EPA announced the owners of three Maine metal recycling facilities have agreed to come into compliance with storm water regulations. The…
Feb 11 2020
Changing permit requirements throughout the country for municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4) prompted Minneapolis-based design and consulting…
Jan 6 2020
In the 1950s, an industrial complex that housed the Verdelli Farms vegetable processing facility was built in the Hummelstown borough in Pennsylvania…
Jan 3 2020
Oil changes. Gutter cleaning. Annual doctor appointments. These are all forms of maintenance that most people would likely agree are necessary to…
Derek Berg is a regional regulatory director for Contech Engineered Solutions. Berg can be reached at dberg@conteches.com.
Derek Berg is a regional regulatory director for Contech Engineered Solution.
Aug 7 2019
In the nearly 20 years that I have spent immersed in storm water management, I have pondered many head-scratchers; the proliferation of flawed…
The outflow culvert suffered significant damage due to heavy rains and hillside collapse. This resulted in compromised water flow and stagnated water at the culvert mouth.
The outflow culvert suffered significant damage due to heavy rains and hillside collapse. This resulted in compromised water flow and stagnated water at the culvert mouth.
Aug 7 2019
Swarms of mosquitoes near a retention pond adjacent to a big-box retail center were the first indication that the area was suffering from significant…
Jul 2 2019
During the early planning stages of a project, developers often question how much of their parcel needs to be designated for storm water management.…
Jun 28 2019
Crews in Sonoma County, Calif., have cleared brush and sediment from streams that can also be used as flood control channels. According to The Press…
The project involved installing a sediment forebay near the inlet and stabilizing the outfall channel.
The project involved installing a sediment forebay near the inlet and stabilizing the outfall channel.
Jan 28 2019
A storm water facility that outfalls at the top of a hill inevitably will cause erosion. However, there often are several competing priorities during…
Dec 4 2018
Milwaukee County’s South Shore Park Beach is rated the eighth worst beach in the U.S. in terms of bacterial contamination. The beach struggles with…
Jul 30 2018
In 2016, heavy rains ripped out erosion control blankets and left a creek bed severely eroded at a development site in Texas. The U.S. Army Corps of…
Jul 9 2018
Have you ever repeated this lesson to yourself from the famous fable of The Tortoise and The Hare? The main takeaway being that consistent,…
Considering best management practices for storm water management
Considering best management practices for storm water management
May 25 2018
When it comes to storm water best management practices (BMPs), crafting and implementing sound policies to ensure they are properly evaluated,…
May 8 2017
The big three of storm water permits, municipal, construction and industrial, all have a core component of inspections. While the physical locations…
Apr 26 2017
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the City of Charlotte, N.C., Storm Water Services and the Town of Morrisville, N.C., with the…
Mar 31 2017
Given the number of conversations I have had in recent months with other storm water professionals who do not entirely understand the value of…
Sep 29 2016
With the increasing focus on storm water capture and reuse throughout California—encouraged by the continuing historic drought—the benefits that…
Feb 2 2016
Sediment basins have long been the primary means of providing sediment control on larger construction sites and have generally been accepted as…
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