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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UPDATES is an email newsletter on stormwater management, assessment (including monitoring), and maintenance research at St. Anthony Falls Laboratory and the University of Minnesota.


Stormwater Treatment: Assessment and Maintenance

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. This manual that has been developed to help users assess the performance of, and schedule maintenance for, stormwater treatment practices.

The interest and need for guidance on this topic is so strong that the content for the online manual was updated, supplemented, and reorganized into a hardcover and an ebook, "Optimizing Stormwater Treatment Practices: A Handbook of Assessment and Maintenance," available for purchase at several online retailers. Get your copy today!

For more information, contact us.

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.