Water Quality in a Changing Environment

NCHRP 25-40: Long-Term Performance and Life-Cycle Costs of Stormwater Best Management Practices

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  • Scott Taylor (RBF)

Abstract

This paper describes a National Academies of Sciences applied National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) research project assessing the long-term performance of BMPs, maintenance requirements, performance longevity and total life cycle costs. The research will be published in the spring of 2014.

This applied research project assesses the long-term performance of BMPs, maintenance requirements, performance longevity and total life cycle costs for treatment BMPs in the highway environment. It is impractical for departments of transportation (DOTs) to conduct prototype scale tests on the variety of BMPs that are available and emerging. DOTs need verified performance, cost and maintenance information to develop planning level strategies as well as project specific designs. This study draws on the vast body of information that is available in these areas to date, and provides it in a user-friendly tool format to facilitate application of the study results.

The tool is a spreadsheet based program that allows the DOT practitioner to assess various BMPs at a planning or design level to optimize BMP selection for a project. By assessing both the performance and whole-life cost of treatment measures, an optimized stormwater solution can be developed for capital improvement projects.

How to Cite:

Taylor, S., (2014) “NCHRP 25-40: Long-Term Performance and Life-Cycle Costs of Stormwater Best Management Practices”, National Hydraulic Engineering Conference 2014 1(2014).

Rights: Copyright © 2014, Scott Taylor

Publisher Notes

  • Panel moderated by Scott Taylor, RBF.
  • About the Presenters: Scott Taylor is a Senior Vice President with RBF Consulting, a company of Michael Baker International, LLC. Mr. Taylor manages RBF’s Carlsbad office. Mr. Taylor received his BSCE from Cal Poly Pomona, and his MSCE from Cal State Long Beach. He is an ASCE Fellow and a Diplomate in Water Resources Engineering. Mr. Taylor is a registered professional engineer in eight states, including California. Mr. Taylor is a member of the National Academies Transportation Research Board’s Committee AFB 60 on hydrology, hydraulics and water quality, and chairs the water quality subcommittee. He has over 30 years of experience in flood management and surface water quality. He is a past Chair of the California Stormwater Quality Association.

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21 Aug 2014
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