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Maintenance Guidance

The guidance on this page is intended to assist design engineers and responsible parties with complying with the maintenance requirements for stormwater management measures. The Maintenance Guidance can be customized to allow for specific considerations in design, site conditions, and responsible party needs.

Note: Documents were drafted using Microsoft Office® 2010, depending on the user’s computer settings, format of the texts and graphics in the files may change.

Introduction of NJDEP Stormwater Maintenance Guidance

This Video provides an explanation for how the Maintenance Guidance materials (Maintenance Plan, Field Manuals, and Maintenance Logs and Inspection Records) work together.

Maintenance Plan

The Maintenance Plan incorporates the rule requirements for maintenance plan contents and additional items addressed in the NJ Stormwater BMP Manual chapters: Structural Stormwater Management Measures and Chapter 8 - Maintenance and Retrofit of Stormwater Management Measures, in the form of a template to assist design engineers with the preparation of their maintenance plans.

Field Manuals

Each Field Manual includes templates for basic design information, checklists, visual aids, reference documents, and maintenance records. This provides a systematic method to assist maintenance crews in performing field work and retaining records. Each Field Manual was developed with the consideration of essential maintenance requirements for each type of stormwater measure addressed in the corresponding Structural Stormwater Management Measures subchapters within the NJ Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual.

Maintenance Logs and Inspection Records

Whole Package of the Maintenance Guidance

A compressed zip file containing the Maintenance Plan, all 14 Field Manuals, and the Maintenance Logs and Inspection Records (80.24mb)

Click here for compressed zip file

State Permits Potentially Required During Maintenance

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Rainfall Information

The National Climatic Data Center provides current and historical precipitation information, which can assist maintenance crews with assessments.

Click here for Rainfall Information

Stormwater Training for Maintenance of Stormwater Management Measures

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