BMP Inspection and Maintenance Certification
NC State Cooperative Extension offers a training course
and certification for stormwater BMP inspection and maintenance. The
training addresses stormwater quality concerns, regulations, management
devices, and BMP inspection and maintenance requirements. The
certification associated with this training and examination may be
encouraged or required by communities in North Carolina to conduct
maintenance and/or inspection of stormwater management practices.
Rain Garden Certification Program
In March 2009, NC Cooperative Extension developed and
launched the Rain Garden Certification Program. The purpose of the
certification is to train landscape professionals on the site
selection, design, installation, plant selection, and maintenance of
rain gardens: a landscape and water quality feature. The 2-day training
course has been - and continues to be - held from the NC Coast to the
Mountains to points in-between.
Backyard Rain Gardens
In Summer 2005, NC Cooperative
Extension developed and conducted the Backyard Rain Garden Program.
Over 40 rain gardens were installed in 6 target counties from the NC
coast to the mountains. Information on how to build a rain garden,
which plants to select per region of the state, and proper maintenance
requirements is provided on the program website.
Stormwater Home*A*Syst presents ways homeowners and other
land managers can treat stormwater on his/her property. Activities such
as vehicle washing, handling pet waste, and lawn management can have a
cumulatively significant impact on urban and suburban water quality.
Learn more about what YOU can do to protect water quality through
Phase II Education
As well over 100
communities across NC come into compliance with USEPA's Stormwater
Phase II regulations, NCSU offers faculty assistance to these
communities to develop education, public outreach, good housekeeping,
and illicit discharge detection. Information useful in setting up these
various components of Stormwater Phase II is found on this weblink.