December 22nd, 2017

Cost of Maintaining Green Infrastructure

Co-edited by Holly Piza (UDFCD) and Jane Clary (Wright Water Engineers), Cost of Maintaining Green Infrastructure was published by ASCE in November and featured at the 2017 Environmental & Water Resources Institute (EWRI) Operations and Maintenance Conference. The book reports findings from a survey and literature review to capture and quantify the expenses associated with operating and maintaining sustainable stormwater-management technologies. Green infrastructure (GI) practices use processes found in the natural environment to manage stormwater with the end goal of reducing stormwater runoff volumes and corresponding pollutant loading from urban surfaces. Because GI installations require ongoing maintenance to remain effective, the authors set out to compile data to support whole-life cost estimates for a suite of small-scale, distributed GI technologies, with particular emphasis on maintenance costs.

As a Courtesy to Our Local Governments…
UDFCD would like to extend a complementary copy of this book to representatives of our our local governments. If you are interested in receiving a copy, please email your request using the link provided. Copies are limited and are available on a first-come basis. You can also purchase it from the ASCE library.

Congratulations to Holly Piza, Jane Clary, and the rest of the Municipal Water Infrastructure Council for this impressive endeavor and for doing their part in advancing stormwater practices!