Silva Cell Operations and Maintenance Manual

This document provides guidance to assist owners and operators of Silva Cell facilities with planning and implementation of maintenance to promote long-term system performance in accordance with the design intent. These recommendations should be considered as general guidelines, not requirements, and they should be reviewed and adapted as appropriate to develop site specific maintenance plans based on the specific design configuration of a given site.

How to Use this Manual:
Operations and maintenance guidelines are provided in Section 3.0, organized in three subsections, as follows:

  • Subsection 3.1 Key Maintenance Considerations – Provides details regarding maintenance activities that should be considered to maintain function of the facility.
  • Subsection 3.2 Key Operations to Preserve Facility Function – Discusses the functions of the BMP that need to be preserved to maintain the intended performance.
  • Subsection 3.3 Maintenance Guidelines – Provides information that can be used to develop a site specific maintenance plan.

Successful use of this manual requires understanding of the design intent, site and as-built conditions, and knowledge of applicable permit requirements (Section 2.2).

The manual provides important information regarding:

  1. Maintaining Silva Cells
  2. Repairing Silva Cells
  3. Programmatic and Administrative Guidance


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