Stormwater Management and Optimization Toolbox
[Technical Report, Final Report]
ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER CHAMPAIGN IL
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As stormwater regulations for hydrologic and water quality control become increasingly stringent, Department of Defense DoD facilities are faced with the daunting task of complying with multiple laws and regulations. This often requires facilities to plan, design, and implement structural best management practices BMPs to capture, filter, andor infiltrate runoff - requirements that can be complicated, contradictory, and difficult to plan. This project demonstrated the Stormwater Management Optimization Toolbox SMOT, a spreadsheet-based tool that effectively analyzes and plans for compliance to the Energy Independence and Security Act EISA of 2007 pre-hydrologic conditions through BMP implementation, resulting in potential cost savings by reducing BMP sizes while simultaneously achieving compliance with multiple objectives. SMOT identifies the most cost-effective modeling method based on an installations local conditions soils, rainfall patterns, drainage network, and regulatory requirements. The work first demonstrated that the Model Selection Tool MST recommendation accurately results in the minimum BMP cost for 45 facilities of widely varying climatic and regional conditions, and then demonstrated SMOT at two facilities.
- Water Pollution and Control
- Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
- Computer Programming and Software