Stormwater Management Pond Inspection and Maintenance Training


Pre-recorded presentation (optional):
(Password: STEP220824SWMP)

In-field training: Whitchurch-Stouffville – October 3, 2023 @9:00am-2:30pm – Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville, 111 Sandiford Drive – SOLD OUT*

Virtual training: October 5, 2023 @9:30am-12:00pm – online via Teams platform – Registration

* Spaces are limited – if you cannot attend, please cancel your registration online or by sending an email to the contact below.

Course Description:

The purpose of this training course is to assist municipalities in developing and improving stormwater management pond inspection, maintenance prioritization and basic monitoring methods for stormwater management pond assets. The information provided throughout the training will provide knowledge and techniques to support municipalities’ efforts to maintain intended SWM feature functionality while also maximizing service life of the feature as well. Along with STEP partners, experienced municipal staff will share experiences and knowledge from their own inspection and maintenance programs. This training is reserved for municipal staff working in SWM inspection and maintenance in Ontario.

Training Outline:

Format Date Topic(s)
Pre-recorded presentation Available online anytime SWM Pond Inspection and Maintenance 101
In-field Oct. 3rd 9:30-12:00 (Whitchurch-Stouffville) Field Rotational Stations:
a. Embankments and Surrounding Area, Rehab Project
b. Forebays and Aftbays
c. Sediment Removal
d. Monitoring and Maintenance Infrastructure
e. Inlets and Outlets
f. Bathymetric Surveys
Virtual (live via Teams) Oct. 5th 9:30-12:00 Municipal Perspectives on CLI ECAs to Date
Lessons Learned, New Opportunities through Hydraulic and Sediment Accumulation Assessments
Managing Inspection & Maintenance Prioritization Within a Budget
Panel Discussion on Status of Receiver Monitoring Requirements

All attendees will be required to wear safety vests and sturdy shoes. Non-medical grade masks are encouraged. Bring your own lunch and refill mug, refreshments will be provided.

Please contact Sara Finnimore at for more information.