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General Information about Stormwater Management Best Management Practices (BMP) Maintenance

The Stormwater Management BMP (Best Management Practice) Maintenance and Inspection Program is responsible for inspecting and ensuring maintenance of all public and private stormwater management BMPs within Montgomery County. Maintenance can involve structural repairs and involve some construction, excavation, and digging. It is vital that the structures be maintained in working order so they function as intended, providing protection and stormwater management for parks, schools, and businesses. Stormwater BMPs can become clogged by trash, debris, sediment and mud, or other pollutants. The BMPs themselves can develop structural cracks and leaks over time. The Stormwater Management BMP Maintenance and Inspection Program has an inspection section that routinely inspects all stormwater BMPs in the County every three years. The inspection is used to determine a BMP's condition and to identify its need for repair or maintenance. Maintenance also involves cleaning structures that are clogged by oil or other toxic materials. Inspection and maintenance of stormwater BMPs are essential to keeping them functioning. The DEP Stormwater Management BMP Maintenance and Inspection Program will investigate the complaint and contact the property owner if remediation is required for the stormwater BMP. For inquiries requiring the response of a DEP investigator, requestors will typically be contacted within 3 days although resolution of the issue may take longer depending on the circumstances of the case.

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Last Updated: 02/03/2020 14:11:23