Visual Inspection of Stormwater Treatment Practices

  • Andrew J. Erickson
  • Peter T. Weiss
  • John S. Gulliver
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Abstract

Assessment of a stormwater treatment practice can be accomplished by visual inspection, testing, or monitoring. The least complex method of assessment is visual inspection, which involves a site visit, inspecting the practice for any evidence of malfunction, and documenting site conditions and results. This chapter presents and discusses key visual indicators of malfunction, such as evidence of erosion, undesired water in the practice, soil and vegetation conditions, and various other indicators.

Keywords

Clay Permeability Filtration Attenuation Hydrocarbon 

References

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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrew J. Erickson
    • 1
  • Peter T. Weiss
    • 2
  • John S. Gulliver
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Anthony Falls LaboratoryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringValparaiso UniversityValparaisoUSA

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