Climate Resilience Design and Engineering


Gray Infrastructure Training

Gray infrastructure for stormwater management may be considered the “traditional” tools for stormwater conveyance and flood reduction purposes. Gray stormwater infrastructure includes, but is not limited to, construction erosion and sedimentation controls, gutters, drainage ditches, inlets or catch basins, pipes, and detention basins or tanks. Gray infrastructure post-construction management features are typically limited in their pollutant reduction capabilities compared to green infrastructure post-construction stormwater management.

Due to the similarities in maintaining sanitary sewer infrastructure, maintenance of gray infrastructure for stormwater management does not have a significant base of separate stormwater-specific training available. Because the problems encountered in gray stormwater infrastructure maintenance are like those found in wastewater infrastructure and gray stormwater infrastructure has been implemented for centuries, the training needs appear to be well-established and standardized.

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NJ Training

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater Training Resources

The DEP provides general stormwater management training resources with a presentation and video materials relating to stormwater assets maintenance. These materials are located on the DEP web pages dedicated to stormwater maintenance.

The introduction to the video training states: "This Stormwater Management Training is intended to give an overview regarding the Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) and the maintenance requirements under the New Jersey administrative Code 7:8-5.8, which are also known as the Stormwater Management Rules, as well as the various Municipal Stormwater General Permits issued under N.J.A.C. 7:14A." In addition to providing an overview of this regulatory and permitting requirement, this training provides a holistic view of the maintenance work that ensures the stormwater best management practices function well.

Download Introduction to Stormwater Management (video)

Download Inspection & Maintenance (video)

Download Stormwater Facility Maintenance Guide & Template

New Jersey Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund Webinars

The New Jersey Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund hosts webinar video series with a stormwater infrastructure training course for members. This webinar video series is primarily focused on gray infrastructure and stormwater management on commercial and industrial sites.

Watch the NJ Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund Webinars

Additional Training Options

American Society for Civil Engineering Standard Guidelines for the Operation and Maintenance of Urban Stormwater Systems

The 2005 American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE) Standard Guidelines for the Operation and Maintenance of Urban Stormwater Systems present guidance for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of urban stormwater systems, which are recognized as gray stormwater infrastructure in this document. The guidance discusses the contents of a typical stormwater system operation and maintenance plan, including water quality, inspections, and specific maintenance tasks.

Review the 2005 ASCE Standard Guidelines for the Operation and Maintenance of Urban Stormwater Systems

California Stormwater Quality Association California Stormwater BMP Handbook: SC-74 Drainage System Maintenance

The 2003 California Stormwater BMP Handbook: SC-74 Drainage System Maintenance from the California Stormwater Quality Association provides guidance for the operation and maintenance of drainage system components.

Review the 2003 California Stormwater BMP Handbook

City of Camas, Washington, Storm Sewer Systems Operation & Maintenance Manual

The 2009 Storm Sewer Systems Operation & Maintenance Manual issued by the City of Camas, Washington, presents guidance for the operation and maintenance of stormwater system components, including a section on "Operations & Maintenance Procedures: Stormwater Structures."

Review the 2009 Storm Sewer Systems Operation & Maintenance Manual

Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training

The objective of this program is to better educate installers and inspectors on proper best management practice selection, installation, layering, and maintenance practices. The program seeks to train and qualify inspectors regarding correct best management inspection practices during and after construction to minimize impacts from erosion on construction sites.

Visit the Florida Stormwater, Erosion, and Sedimentation Control Inspector Training website

National Association of Sewer Service Companies

The objective of the National Association of Sewer Service Companies is "setting industry standards for the assessment, maintenance and rehabilitation of underground infrastructure, and to assure the continued acceptance and growth of trenchless technologies." Specific to gray infrastructure, the Association provides a pipeline assessment certification program and an inspector training and certification program.

Visit the National Association of Sewer Service Companies website

US Environmental Protection Agency National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater Webcasts

The NPDES permitting program offers training courses, workshops, and webinars to explain the regulatory framework and technical considerations of the NPDES stormwater permit program. The NPDES stormwater permit program covers municipal, construction, and industrial stormwater. These courses are designed for permit writers, dischargers, EPA officials, and other interested parties. Topics most closely related to operations and maintenance focus on best management practice performance and developing post-construction stormwater management programs.

Watch USEPA NPDES Stormwater Webcasts

Disclaimer

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) does not in any way represent or endorse the programs listed, and is not advocating, soliciting or endorsing business for these programs. The training programs listed are intended to be a general guide for organizations interested in stormwater maintenance training and to highlight training options and opportunities so that organizations can make more informed decisions. Training opportunities presented here are representative and should not be considered an exhaustive list.

The Stormwater Maintenance Jobs Training Opportunities Tool (“the Tool”) was created to help direct you to relevant stormwater maintenance training options and training types, as listed on this website, based on your reported stormwater maintenance organization and operation and training needs. Please note that the Tool is limited in its ability to identify your exact stormwater maintenance training options and needs. It is recommended that you or a representative of your stormwater maintenance operation conduct further research as needed to determine whether a given training type is a good fit.