Many developments, both commercial and residential, were designed and built with stormwater infrastructure that the property owners—including HOAs and their property managers—are often now responsible. Some of the stormwater infrastructure includes ponds, swales, check dams, shoreline plantings, rain gardens, pervious paving, and other features located on common property.
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.
The White River Alliance, in conjunction with several municipalities, have designed the Stormwater Landscape Maintenance Training to help homeowners associations, landscape contractors, and land developers understand these maintenance requirements and how to read Operation & Maintenance Plans in order to avoid corrective action.