Stormwater management is a critical component of our community’s infrastructure. As we build and grow our neighborhoods and cities, we alter the landscape of the earth, disrupting the natural flow of stormwater created over time. It is very important in the built environment to design safe and efficient stormwater treatment facilities (STF).
In the Kansas City region, stormwater BMP and standards are set forth by the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC). Municipalities who fall under this jurisdiction are required to maintain and annually certify their stormwater systems. BHC engineers are experts at stormwater.
Our STF Certification is completed in 3 easy steps:
Prior to conducting a site-visit, we will coordinate with the property owner and/or manager to discuss any maintenance concerns they have identified and request their most recent plan drawings. From there, our inspectors will prep the required documentation and begin drafting a site visit plan.
Our inspectors are equipped with the best field technology. BHC utilizes remote data collection technology to capture field data at the STF site. They log data into tablet devices with the ESRI Field Map app. During site visits, our inspectors visually inspect the entire system, capturing images and notes about the current conditions. Our field teams come prepared with site plans, manhole pick and when necessary, a machete for brush clearing to ensure a 100% complete inspection.
Data is then brought back to the office and exported into ArcGIS Online software. The inspectors use these reports to complete the certification forms and file documents required for submitting STF Certifications. The final report is verified and signed by a licensed engineer. The property owner will receive all documentation along with a list of recommendations and resolutions from BHC.
We recommend regular maintenance and inspection of any STF. Always keep an eye on your STF and give us a call at the first sign of trouble. Waiting could be a costly repair down the road.