Design and Maintenance for Stormwater Infiltration and Green Infrastructure Practices

Infiltration of stormwater has become an important topic in the management of urban runoff. Many communities now require infiltration of stormwater to help reduce pollutant discharges and recharge local groundwater systems. Under Wisconsin Administrative Code NR 151.12, a percent of stormwater runoff must be infiltrated on new development and redevelopment. Prior to infiltration, pretreatment is required for parking lot runoff and for runoff from new road construction in commercial, industrial and institutional areas. Discover the planning, design, construction and maintenance of complex infiltration systems.

The following issues will be addressed:

  • Why infiltration of urban stormwater is important to water quality
  • The science of soils and infiltration
  • Site investigations
  • The pretreatment of stormwater runoff
  • Infiltration basins
  • Infiltration trenches and injection wells
  • Vegetation to use in infiltration systems
  • Monitoring and maintenance

This course can be applied to the Water Technology Certificate.


Neal O’Reilly

Neal O’Reilly

Dr. Neal O’Reilly is an environmental engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the field of water resource management. Dr. O’Reilly is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Marquette University and in the Conservation ... read more

Benefits and Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate water quality as it relates to stormwater runoff
  • Perform site investigations and monitoring
  • Learn how to plan infiltration systems

All sessions are Face-to-Face unless otherwise noted.

Date: Thu.-Fri., Jan 17-18, 2019

Time: 8am-4:30pm

Location: UWM School of Continuing Education

Instructor: Neal O'Reilly Ph.D., PH

Fee: $295

CEUs: 1.4, PDHs: 14

Enrollment Limit: 40

Program Number: 4850-11484

Registration Deadline: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019

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