Where do I find more information on maintenance for green infrastructure?
Various resources exist to guide contractors, developers, and maintenance crews in maintaining green insfrastructure. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection provides sample maintenance plans for Best Management Practices outlined in this guide. Additional online resources include the Philadelphia Water Department’s “Green Stormwater Infrastructure Maintenance Manual, Version 2.0.” The manual provides descriptions of routine maintenance procedures, frequency of maintenance, and preventative maintenance.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides maintenance guidance in a “Green Stormwater Operations and Maintenance Manual.” The guide demonstrates levels of maintenance service from “Excellent” to “Poor.” This system is useful for evaluating the performance of your maintenance team.