STP Maintenance Resources Introduction

Stormwater treatment practices (STPs) need frequent maintenance to function properly over time. While maintenance has long been recognized as an important component of STP performance and longevity, it has frequently been neglected. Often, communities do not have the infrastructure in place to track, let alone maintain, the proliferation of STPs throughout their communities. With the implementation of NPDES Phase II, STPs will be more widely implemented, creating an even greater need for consistent and frequent inspection and maintenance. In order to meet this challenge, the stormwater manager needs a suite of tools at his or her disposal, from legal authority to inspect and maintain STPs to educational materials for maintenance of privately owned STPs.

This web site offers some of the key components of a successful maintenance program: