Many stormwater programs around the country are recognizing that a grey/green infrastructure mix is the most appropriate path forward in this era of building for resiliency. With deteriorating infrastructure subjected to more frequently occurring high intensity storms and increased costs of stormwater management compliance, program managers need to fully understand how SCMs are intended to work and what design/policy pitfalls to avoid to ensure they are making the most informed decisions when approving SCMs for use. This presentation will provide the attendee with an in-depth look of critical elements necessary to evaluate SCMs for inclusion in their local development toolbox.
analyze critical functionality of the SCMs in their toolkits to determine if they meet intended pollutant removal and runoff goals and consider alternatives for development situations in which they do not.
understand the importance of identifying design constraints that may inhibit SCMs from achieving the desired performance level
determine the serious role SCM maintenance plays in overall SCM performance and consider the establishment of local policy surrounding proper inspection and maintenance schedules of all SCMs