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    Stormwater Maintenance

    Ongoing maintenance is critical to the performance of every stormwater system. Without regular maintenance, the system will eventually fail due to buildup and structural issues, and routine upkeep can prevent costly rehabilitative and restorative repairs.

    AQUALIS offers comprehensive maintenance and regular servicing solutions to ensure your stormwater systems operate correctly, extend the life of your investment, and avoid costly NOVs.

    Quantity + Quality

    Maintenance is typically the responsibility of the property owner, and whether the property has an aboveground or underground stormwater system, the objectives remain the same: ensuring the system meets requirements for water quantity (the volume of water stored in and leaving the site) and water quality (the chemical, biological, and physical composition).

    Types of Stormwater Maintenance

    Aboveground SCM Maintenance

    Aboveground SCMs (BMPs) can vary depending on the needs of the site, and each requires a different type of stormwater maintenance. With a proper understanding of the system on the site, a proactive maintenance plan for any aboveground system will include:

    • Inspection of all structures
    • Removal of trash and debris
    • Sediment control
    • Structural maintenance (stabilizing poor coverage and erosion)
    • Vegetation management (mowing grass, removing nuisance or invasive growth, managing beneficial species)

    Underground SCM Maintenance

    Underground SCMs are engineered to convey rainwater away from impervious surfaces of the site through a storm sewer system, which will require regular maintenance to ensure proper function. Common underground SCM maintenance plans include:

    • Inspection of sumps and structures
    • Sediment volume assessment
    • Removal of sediment, trash, and debris
    • Vacuuming (Vactor) and high-pressure jetting
    • Filter cartridge replacement
    • Documentation for any structural deficiencies or sinkholes

    Systems We Maintain

    Catch basins

    Grates

    Sand filters

    Infiltration trenches/galleries

    Green roofs

    Detention/retention ponds

    Vaults

    Inlets

    Outfalls

    Drainage channels/pipes

    Swales

    Proprietary/engineered BMPs

    Manholes

    Storm pipes

    Bioretention cells

    Rain gardens

    Maintaining underground and above-ground stormwater systems

    Find out more about the preventative maintenance needs of your specific stormwater system.

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