The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC) partnered with WSB to develop a plan for long-term water infrastructure management on the community’s property in Scott County. WSB developed a SWAMP© (Storm Water Asset Management Program) for the community to assist in the administration of its best management practices (BMPs) of storm water inspection and maintenance activities.
From the 1970s to the 1990s, many communities had large stormwater BMPs put in. Today, many of those BMPs are due for maintenance, which is often expensive and time-consuming for a community. SWAMP is a web-based application that allows a community to customize and then prioritize BMP maintenance, saving them both time and a significant amount of money. The application assesses the quality of the BMPs, estimates the cost of the maintenance and budget, and then prioritizes BMP updates. Additionally, the application serves as a water quality model to estimate performance and the pollutant removal efficiency of the BMPs.