This course will discuss the trials and tribulations that the City of Avon Lake, Ohio has gone through in working with HOAs to manage their post-development Stormwater BMPs. The discussions will explain how the City has incorporated maintenance plans to all stormwater BMP management in the city going back to the first detention basins installed in the early 1990s. The good and the bad will be shown, including a discussion of an old dry basin that was retrofitted to a Water Quality basin.
Upon successful completion of this course, learners should be able to:
- Develop a working relationship with HOAs and developers alike to improve long-term BMP maintenance
- Address issues with retention basins in rear yards of private properties
- Address the issue of developers not building basins large enough
- Develop a plan when invasive species take over
Joseph R. Reitz, CPESC, CESSWI, is a Stormwater Program Manager with City of Avon Lake, OH