Structural Stormwater BMP Operations and Maintenance under MA MS4 General Permit New

Course Description

Regulated communities across the Commonwealth of Massachusetts must manage stormwater runoff to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants and protect water quality.  To accomplish this, a variety of structural stormwater management practices, called Best Management Practices (BMPs) or Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs), have been constructed. These practices include bioretention areas and rain gardens, detention basins, constructed stormwater wetlands, wet basins, infiltration basins and structures, swales, propriety devices, as well as structural pretreatment and accessory items.  SCMs must be inspected annually, at a minimum, and maintained to perform as intended and maximize useful life.

This workshop will focus on structural stormwater management practice infrastructure operations and maintenance as required under the Massachusetts MS4 General Permit.
In this course participates will learn:

• What stormwater runoff is and how it effects water quality.

• Stormwater management practices used in Massachusetts and how they function.

• Inspection and maintenance requirements of each stormwater practice.

• Best practices for inspections.

• Common maintenance needs.

Target Audience

Public Works Directors, Town Engineers, Conservation Commissioners and Agents, and others who have direct or indirect responsibility related to the inspection and maintenance of stormwater management practices.


Credit Hours

Road Scholar Hours

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)


Road Scholar Credits

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