How Does Your [Rain] Garden Flow?
Ownership Responsibilities And Maintenance Needs For Stormwater Treatment Best Management Practices
This seminar will take an in-depth look at the obligations and responsibilities of property owners for operation and maintenance of Stormwater Treatment System Best Management Practices (BMPs) in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. Presenters will provide an overview of the history and regulations leading to utilization of Stormwater Treatment Systems in the area; diving into more detail on what Stormwater Treatment BMPs are, how they are constructed, how they work, how they can fail, and why maintenance is critical to extending their useful life. Additional information will be provided on what BMP owners can begin to expect on the cost of providing routine maintenance, non-routine maintenance, or the repairs that stem from providing no maintenance at all.
- Explain why Stormwater Treatment Systems are required in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.
- Compare various Best Management Practices (BMP) types by differentiating where they are located and how they treat stormwater.
- Describe examples of desirable and undesirable plants within rain garden BMPs, as well as examples of some common causes of Rain Garden BMP failure.
- Discuss how proper maintenance of a Stormwater Treatment BMPs can extend raingardens’ useful life.
Drew Hane, Managing Partner, Stormwater Pro STL
Drew Hane studied soil science, hydrology, ecology, and botany at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Wildlife Biology and Management. Drew brings his education and 10 years of experience in program administration to Stormwater Pro STL as the Managing Partner since joining the firm in April 2016. He is a member of the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis, the International Facility Management Association (IFMA), and the Missouri Water Environment Association. He is trained in restricted use pesticide application, and completed Consent Decree & Land Disturbance Training with the Missouri Department of Transportation to become a Water Pollution Control Manager for MODOT Right of Way projects.
Brian Bauer, Partner, Stormwater Pro STL
Brian Bauer is a founding partner of Stormwater Pro STL and leverages his acquired knowledge in construction, inspection, and maintenance of stormwater treatment system components for the benefit of the firm’s clients and collaborators. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Agricultural Economics. Brian is Confined Space certified—which is utilized during inspection of underground BMPs—as well as OSHA10 certified and has completed Consent Decree & Land Disturbance Training with the Missouri Department of Transportation to become a Water Pollution Control Manager for MODOT Right of Way projects.
Submitted for approval of 2 GBCI CE Hours and 2 AIA LU/HSW
February 22, 2017
3:00 – 5:00 pm
Missouri Botanical Garden’s Commerce Bank Center for Science Education, 4651 Shaw Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110, Room 126.
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$30 for USGBC-MGC Members
$45 for Non-members
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