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dc.contributor.authorLicher, Monica Katherineen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-12T19:13:06Zen
dc.date.available2016-12-12T19:13:06Zen
dc.date.issued2016-07-05en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:7260en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/73679en
dc.description.abstractDegradation of the nation's waters continues to be a problem and urban runoff is a large contributor to it. New stormwater management policies stress the importance of using stormwater control practices that reduce the quantity and improve the quality of stormwater runoff. The new approaches tend to emphasize small-scale, on-site practices over large scale. Yet to achieve water quality benefits, stormwater control practices must be maintained over time. Maintenance costs of these facilities, however, are poorly understood. A case study of five municipalities around the United States is used to estimate inspection and enforcement costs for each case site. Maintenance activities and costs were collected at the case sites for the following stormwater controls: dry ponds, wet ponds, wetlands, bioretention facilities, sand filters, and infiltration trenches. Cost estimates indicate that inspection and enforcement is not influenced by type. Maintenance cost estimates change depending on the BMP type. Estimated annual post-construction costs applied to a hypothetical 1,000-acre indicate that moving from large-scale to small-scale stormwater controls has a large impact in terms of financial obligation.en
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectStormwater Costsen
dc.subjectOperation and Maintenanceen
dc.subjectLow impact developmenten
dc.subjectPost-construction stormwateren
dc.titleEstimating Post-Construction Costs of a Changing Urban Stormwater Programen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Public and International Affairsen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplinePlanning, Governance, and Globalizationen
dc.contributor.committeechairRichardson, Jesse Jamesen
dc.contributor.committeechairStephenson, Stephen Kurten
dc.contributor.committeememberSample, David J.en
dc.contributor.committeememberRandolph, Johnen
dc.contributor.committeememberZhang, Yangen


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