- Get a handle on NPDES permitting.
If there’s one area you need outside expertise, this is it. An experienced consultant can help with permit negotiations as well as develop a cost effective, efficient and no-hassle process to ensure ongoing and successful monitoring, maintenance and compliance.
- Consider the benefits of both gray and green.
Plastic pipe, concrete and metal catch basins have their place in stormwater management; however, don’t discount the additional benefits green infrastructure offers—mirroring a natural hydrologic system’s filtering and release rates, recreation opportunities, and improvements in stormwater quality.
- Have a plan before your break ground.
Don’t build your stormwater management infrastructure unless and until you know how to maintain it. Well thought-out green infrastructure programs can help stretch your infrastructure budget and ensure success.
- Think outside the box.
When space and money are at a premium, consider integrating alternative control measures–like rain gardens, bioretention, permeable pavement and more–into your site design. Davey solutions combine best-of-breed stormwater management with ornamental and amenity-rich aesthetics.
- Automate general maintenance.
If maintenance is an afterthought, your stormwater management program will fail. Instead, develop an annual maintenance plan that includes dealing with invasive vegetation, managing wildlife and habitats, controlling algae and erosion and removing sediment.