February 24, 2015
Montgomery County, Maryland through its Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), is responsible for the Stormwater Facility Maintenance Program (SWFMP), funded by the County’s Water Quality Protection Program. The SWFMP, which is divided into two sections, the Inspection Program and the Maintenance Program, is charged with inspecting and ensuring maintenance and repair of stormwater management best management practices (BMPs) throughout the County. There are currently more than 12,000 stormwater BMPs in the County.
In conjunction with our Joint Venture partner JMT, SMC was awarded the contract to provide technical inspection and engineering services in support of the Inspection Program component of the SWFMP. JMT provide engineering support while SMC provides all inspection services. Work includes developing an inspection training program, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Plan, and inspection checklists. Stormwater inspection services include visual inspections of all above and underground BMPs, photo documentation, preparation of a Field Reports, preparation of a corresponding Inspection Repair and Maintenance Work Order, as applicable. Reports are generated and submitted through the Infor database system. The contract includes the inspection of six high hazard dams with monthly monitoring of observation wells at two locations. Additionally, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) inspections are performed on pipes 36” and smaller where visual internal inspections are not possible.