St. Anthony Falls Laboratory Stormwater Research

The University of Minnesota Stormwater Research Program is currently developing new treatment technologies, providing guidance for assessment and maintenance of treatment practices, investigating groundwater impacts from stormwater infiltration, and improving models for runoff and treatment practices.

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Stormwater Treatment: Assessment and Maintenance
(click here for online manual)


The University of Minnesota (U of M) in partnership with the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) has produced an online manual for assessment and maintenance of stormwater treatment practices. The manual provides guidance on applying the "Four Levels of Assessment":


  1. Visual Inspection
  2. Capacity Testing
  3. Synthetic Runoff Testing
  4. Monitoring

Maintenance is vital for effective stormwater treatment. The manual also provides guidance on selecting and scheduling maintenance activities.

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Keywords: Stormwater, Storm Water, Best Management Practices, BMPs, Assessment, Treatment, Monitoring, Testing, Maintenance, Operation and Maintenance, O&M, Low Impact Development (LID) Practices, Green Infrastructure, Visual Inspection, Filtration, Filtering, Sand Filter, Infiltration Basin, Trench, Permeable Pavements, Porous Pavements, Sedimentation, Settling, Wet Pond, Dry Pond, Underground Sedimentation, Proprietary Devices, Hydrodynamic Separators, Bioretention, Bio-Enhanced Practices, Rain Gardens, Constructed Wetlands, Filter Strips, Swales.