Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training
In many cities and towns, homeowner associations (HOAs) own and are required to maintain some of the stormwater infrastructure in their neighborhoods, including ponds, swales, check dams, shoreline plantings, rain gardens, pervious paving, and other features located on common property.
Stormwater Features and Development
Many developments, both commercial and residential, were designed and built with stormwater infrastructure for which the property owners—including HOAs and their property managers—are often now responsible.
Local governments are beginning to enforce maintenance requirements associated with these stormwater features. The lack of maintenance can cause a negative impact on important local water quality and quantity management.
In response, the White River Alliance, in conjunction with several municipalities, designed the Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training in order to help Homeowners Associations, property managers, landscape contractors, and land developers understand these maintenance requirements and how to read Operation & Maintenance Plans in order to avoid corrective action.
The goal is to maintain properly functioning stormwater treatment facilities in order to prevent flooding, pollution, and other stormwater-related impacts, and keep infrastructure costs down in the long run.
New in 2022, the Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training is available as an online course through our LearnDash platform. The training consists of 10 modules of video presentations that you can take at your own pace, simple (and voluntary) quizzes, and helpful resources that you can download or print.
The Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training will help any responsible for maintaining property understand their obligations to any stormwater features that may be present.
The training is free of charge.
A special Thank You to our Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training Sponsors!
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Everyone has a role to play! You can help us ensure the Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training program’s success and affordability by directing your donation to the Trained Individual Contractor Certification program and becoming a Water Sponsor. No donation is too small or too large to be a Water Sponsor. Your donation as a Water Sponsor can be publicly recognized or remain anonymous. All donations are tax-deductible and will be utilized specifically for the Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training program and its related efforts.
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