BMP Maintenance, Ponds Over the Long Haul

Thursday, September 20, 2012

UW-Extension’s Natural Resources Program, WDNR, and Water Star Wisconsin

Jim Bertolacini – Stormwater Coordinator, WDNR (Reminder – DNR’s NR528)
Perry Lindquist – Land Resources Manager, Waukesha County Dept of Parks & Land Use
Corliss Tischer – Code Enforcement Specialist, City of New Berlin

Stormwater pondMunicipal Water Resource Management – WEBINAR SERIES 2012
Jim will remind us about Chapter NR 528, a rule to help storm water pond owners manage the removal and use of pond sediment. He will also remind people how Wisconsin Act 32 (the FY 2012-2013 biennial budget bill), requires permitted municipalities, to the maximum extent practicable, to maintain all of the best management practices that the municipality implemented on or before July 1, 2011. Perry will provide an overview of BMP maintenance and the critical steps involved, starting with site planning, ensuring proper BMP construction, recording of maintenance agreements and easements during land divisions. He will also review examples of BMP inspections, maintenance, tracking systems and some of the institutional challenges of enforcing BMP maintenance, especially if deed restrictions were not recorded up front. Corliss will share record-keeping, communication, and enforcement tools she has used in managing, inspecting, and enforcing the City of New Berlin’s zoning codes, including erosion control and post-construction stormwater management inspection.