The Perfect Storm: New Stormwater Requirements & Long-Term Maintenance
Track: Maintenance

Thursday, May 5, 2016 | 1:15 to 2:30pm

Brice Maryman, Senior Landscape Architect, SvR Design Company
Lolly Kunkler, Civil Engineer, SvR Design Company

Session Description:

In Washington State, new stormwater rules are taking local agencies by “storm.” And while we all agree these new programs and rules are environmentally beneficial, maintaining the new parks infrastructure presents an entirely different challenge. Seattle Parks and Recreation recently undertook an effort to reconnect maintenance staff with design staff to ensure that new infrastructure meets long-term planning and maintenance objectives. This session will provide an overview of new state regulations, green stormwater infrastructure design principles and long-term maintenance strategies. If rain gardens, bioswales, permeable pavement or gray-water re-use systems are in your future, this session is for you!

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will understand how new state regulations will necessitate further changes to sustainable stormwater strategies.
  • Participants will learn how to utilize the cooperative design-model, involving both park designers and maintenance staff.
  • Participants will review local case studies and apply cooperative design-model strategies.