Structural Stormwater BMP Operations and Maintenance under MA MS4 General Permit

Date: 9/15/2022 9:00 AM - 9/15/2022 11:00 AM

Location: Virtual





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.

After you register you will receive a link to register with Zoom for the virtual class.

Accommodations for Disabilities: UMTC endeavors to provide an inclusive learning environment for all. If you require special services or arrangements to fully participate in this workshop, please contact Stephanie Cottrell at or 413-800-2655 at least 14 days prior to the event. Such services are provided free of charge.


Register by 9/15/2022
Private Sector


Register by 9/15/2022
Public Sector


If you are having trouble registering, please email or call (413) 545-2604 for assistance.

First Name Affiliation
Todd Town of Shrewsbury
Kate Town of Tolland Department of Public Works
Kristin Town of Bedford DPW
Kevin Town of West Boylston DPW
Timothy Town of Bourne
Bryan Town of Orleans
Bryanna University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass)
  • Matthew Moyen
    at Tetra Tech, Inc.
    Mr. Moyen has over 15 years of experience providing planning, design, permitting, and construction services for public agencies and private clients. He has supported MassDOT’s Impaired Waters Program for the past decade, with a focus on design, permitting, and inspection of Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs), also known as Stormwater Control Measures (SCMs). Matt assisted with the development of MassDOT’s Stormwater BMP/SCM Inspection Program to define a consistent and complete inspection process that has resulted in a clear scope and protocol for statewide inspections and maintenance recommendations. His team has implemented and helped refine this program for the past 5 years.