Connecting Your Organizational Needs and Regulatory Needs Through Integrated Asset Management
Stormwater inlets, tributary drainage areas, water quality BMPs, and outfalls/discharge points are subjected to National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater regulation. Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permits often ask permittees to identify and describe these stormwater assets. This translates to a significant amount of resources dedicated towards the inventory of existing facilities, and proposed facilities, as part of new construction or retrofit mandates. Furthermore, stormwater asset tracking and management are necessary due to the MS4 Permit-required periodic maintenance and reporting of these stormwater assets.
This presentation will focus on the use of technology and challenges overcome in stormwater asset management not only for existing facilities, but also connecting the proposed stormwater asset between planning and design, through construction and operation & maintenance. This presentation will demonstrate how software technologies such as a scalable database, Geographic Information System (GIS), interactive maps, and apps can be leveraged to fit our asset management needs. Spatial and non-spatial data can be mined and displayed on a dashboard viewer and/or securely on a web viewer for the decision makers.
Terrence Chen is a senior associate and project manager in the Surface Water group at Michael Baker International. He is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer (PE) in the state of California and a Qualified SWPPP Developer (QSD). His 18 years of engineering experience in stormwater management includes water quality BMP siting/design, TMDL assessment using GIS, and numerous stormwater asset management projects in California.