Operation and Maintenance

Available Reports and Work Products

Stormwater treatment and hydromodification management measures are not effective if they are not properly operated and maintained. The Program’s NPDES permit requires each Co-permittee to implement a stormwater treatment BMP Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Verification Program, to ensure that property owners are maintaining BMPs installed on their sites. To assist Co-permittees, Program staff has developed O&M verification guidance documents; provided support to Co-permittees in setting up verification programs, conducted training workshops on O&M verification; and developed a standardized approach for collecting and reporting inspection data. Currently, Co-permittees are implementing O&M verification programs conducting inspections, and reporting the results in their annual reports to the Regional Water Quality Control Board.