Stormwater BMP Maintenance Task Committee

The Stormwater BMP (Best Management Practice) Maintenance Task Committee is under the Stormwater Infrastructure Committee, which is part of the Water, Wastewater & Stormwater Council under the Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).


To further the current state of knowledge pertaining to operation and maintenance of structural stormwater best management practices (BMPs). The BMPs investigated will include: extended detention basins, wet ponds, stormwater wetlands, sand filters, bioretention, vegetated filter strips, and wet/dry swales (See Joint WEF/ASCE-EWRI Manual of Practice 87, Design of Urban Stormwater Controls). The committee will seek input from engineers, designers, landscape architects, contractors, facility managers, and property owners. Further, the scope of the committee will be to enhance design methodologies to allow for efficient, regular, and effective maintenance and to provide contractors and owners with cost effective techniques to manage their stormwater infrastructure. This task committee is committed to furthering ASCE's sustainable principles (Policy Statement 418).


  1. Generate a detailed maintenance protocol for each BMP type.
  2. Generate region/physiographic province-specific guidance for BMP maintenance.
  3. Literature review to determine effects of proper maintenance on BMP efficacy.
  4. Case studies reporting on BMP maintenance activities for various classes of asset managers (e.g., commercial, transportation, institutional, military, etc.).


  1. Draft maintenance case studies by August 2011.
  2. Draft maintenance protocol by March 2012.
  3. Draft literature review by Fall 2012.
  4. Draft regional guidance by year 2013 EWRI Conference.
  5. Final maintenance protocol to be presented at year 2013 EWRI Conference.

Current News

May 23, 2012: Committee members presented a paper entitled, Operation and Maintenance Assessment for Structural Stormwater BMPs, at the ASCE EWRI 2012 World Environmental & Water Resources Congress in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The paper provides a description of the committee's activities and summarizes the results of their research, to date.

Online Survey for Asset Managers

This task committee is seeking your input regarding maintenance of BMPs. Please share your knowledge and experience by completing the BMP Maintenance Survey. The survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and provide us with a wealth of information for our research. The information collected in the survey will be published in an up-coming report. You may send inquiries regarding the survey or this task committee to the task committee's Inbox. Thank you.

Meeting Minutes

The task committee meets several times a year, as necessary. Minutes from recent meetings are listed below.

Board of Directors

Below are the current task committee officers.


Send your contact information to Jeff Glenn to join the Stormwater BMP Maintenance Task Committee.

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Last updated by Jeff Glenn on July 4, 2012.

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