Last month’s blog was the first in a series that focuses on maintenance considerations for Green Infrastructure (GI) systems. We touched on how the design of GI systems should be guided by maintenance funding, equipment, material, staff, and frequency. We saw how early consideration of operations and maintenance (O&M) factors can streamline feasibility assessment, refine… More
This blog is the first in a series of three that focuses on maintenance for Green Infrastructure (GI) systems and includes design considerations for selecting and designing GI systems, developing O&M manuals, and training maintenance staff to maintain the installed GI facilities. Conventional or grey stormwater infrastructure systems require maintenance in order to provide the… More
Historically, the work of stormwater engineers has involved capturing rainwater and conveying the flows offsite as quickly as possible. This approach led to the development of a vast system of large, centralized treatment facilities handling millions of gallons of stormwater annually – a very efficient, but not very environmentally-minded solution.