Municipal Construction Stormwater Site Inspection Toolkit
What should an inspector be inspecting and tracking during a construction stormwater site inspection? Are inspectors inspecting and tracking the same items in neighboring jurisdictions? The Washington State Department of Ecology awarded the City of Tumwater a Grant of Regional or Statewide Significance to address these questions. Herrera worked with the City of Tumwater and a regional group including the City of Lacey, City of Olympia, and Thurston County, to develop a Municipal Construction Stormwater Site Inspection Toolkit. The overall goal of this project was to improve the effectiveness of municipal construction site inspectors and provide a more consistent site inspection framework.
The toolkit includes five inspection checklists (Word, editable PDF, and Survey123 format) covering pre-construction, construction, and post-construction inspections; two factsheets; and a set of training materials. The checklists can be modified by jurisdictions prior to implementation. A series of interactive trainings were conducted to introduce the toolkit and to highlight critical items for municipal stormwater site plan reviewers, municipal erosion and sediment control inspectors, and municipal engineers. The training was designed to complement the Certified Erosion and Sediment Control Lead (CESCL) training program by providing additional tools and education for municipal inspectors. A total of 193 participants representing 56 cities and counties attended the trainings. The final toolkit can be downloaded from the Washington Stormwater Center website.