Carrboro is required under a stormwater permit with the State and EPA to pursue an operation and maintenance program for structural stormwater treatment devices. The essence of the approach being pursued in Carrboro is that the property owner has responsibility for maintenance of stormwater devices. By establishing maintenance agreements between landowners and the Town for owner responsibility for maintenance, the Town receives assurance that the owners are aware and capable of fulfilling their responsibility for maintenance, and the Town is able to convey to the State that adequate maintenance is occurring. Similarly, the owners receive the benefit of being able to control the inspection and maintenance and not bearing the expense of Town maintenance and inspection activities. Both parties receive clarity of understanding of respective roles and responsibilities.
Additional details about the Town’s program for privately owned SCMs are available in the "Related Documents" section below