The second video in Impact7G’s Conservation Education Film Series is up! Our first video outlined the basics of green infrastructure, or stormwater BMPs, which are alternative practices to traditional stormwater management systems. These practices, however, do still require maintenance. The key to maintenance is routine inspection, which helps identify issues before they become costly repairs.
While most stormwater BMPs follow standard design guidelines, each BMP is unique in terms of its maintenance. A good start is to realize that pulling weeds, removing accumulated sediment, and re-planting and re-mulching will be needed at least in the first three years. Check out the video below to learn more; stormwater coordinators in North Liberty and Coralville describe their processes for addressing short and long-term maintenance.