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California Managing a Successful SPMP Program

Managing a Successful SPMP Program Overview

This course is designed to provide concepts and steps behind building a successful Stormwater Planned Maintenance Program (SPMP) for multiple sites across a wide range of regulatory compliance areas.

This course will begin by providing an overview of the five (5) steps to manage a successful SPMP, and then provide details, case studies, example scenarios, and photos of the tasks within each step.

The (5) Steps include:

  • Awareness – Regulatory and Public Response
  • Identify – Types of Systems
  • Inventory – Stormwater Assets and Structures
  • Assess – Condition of Systems
  • Implement – Planned Maintenance Program

DISCLAIMER: This program has not yet been approved by the California Department of Water Resources Control Board.

Intended Audience

  • Agency Regulators and Staff
  • Professional Engineers
  • Municipal Stormwater Managers
  • Industrial Facility Managers
  • Retail Property Owners
  • Multisite Property Operators
  • Owner/Operator of any Construction Activity (based on requirements below)
  • Non-regulatory 3rd Party Inspectors
  • Civil Consultants/Students
  • Environmental Consultants/Students
  • Landowners, Permittees and Construction Site Operators

Curriculum: Managing a Successful Stormwater Planned Maintenance Program (SPMP)

This course is designed to provide concepts and steps behind building a successful Stormwater Planned Maintenance Program (SPMP) for multiple sites across a wide range of regulatory compliance areas.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the tasks involved in the five (5) steps to manage a successful Stormwater Planned Maintenance Program (SPMP).
  • Acknowledge regulatory requirements from the EPA and local enforcement through case studies.
  • Be aware of public perception effects of stormwater design and maintenance.
  • Use site plans to identify the three (3) categories of stormwater systems.
  • Inventory stormwater assets and structures.
  • Assess systems for repairs and maintenance through analysis questions and common maintenance issues.
  • Identify the cost of neglect of stormwater systems and maintenance required.
  • Use technology aids to successfully implement and manage a SPMP.

At the Completion of This Program You Will Receive

1.5 PDHs

Resume' Enhancer (Available on the Credential Validation Page)



This was a great course!

This was a great course!!!!! I am new to Stormwater inspection but I do feel that I have a good grasp of the program and how to perform a detailed inspection. Thanks!


Rating: 5.0 / 5.0

Tim H.
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