Stormwater Inspection Form Submission Instructions
If you do not have an email address, then you must complete and submit a paper form.   Please exit this form and download the appropriate form from the Arlington County web site.
Next, refer to the letter that was sent to the facility owner for requested information.  Owner, facility and the inspection form(s) required by each facility are noted there.
This electronic form consists of several pages (listed on the left).  To advance to the next page, click on the page name (on left) or click <Next Page> at the bottom of each page.   
A description of each page and the information it contains is as follows:
- Form/Facility Verification - Enter the Form ID (noted on the letter you received) and verify Facility information.
- Owner/Agent Verification - Review, and/or update Owner/Agent information.
- Inspector Information - Enter information regarding the inspector.  A professional inspector may be required to perform the inspection; if this is the case, either a professional inspector must complete this online form or the owner/agent must provide a copy of the Inspector's report/invoice on the Photos / Attachments page. 
- Inspection Tasks - Complete the inspection questions.
- Component Details - View any diagrams that may be associated with the type of inspection form selected (if applicable).
- Photos / Attachments - Upload photos and other attachments on the Photos page.  You may attach up to  three (3) additional photos/attachments other than those required if you wish.
- Sign & Submit - Sign and submit your form once you have completed all questions and uploaded all required photos/files.
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  You MUST enter all required information and upload all required photos/documents BEFORE submitting your form.
 Questions - Please contact the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Management at (703) 228-4488 or send an email to stormwaterinspection@arlingtonva.us.  Please note the Facility ID and CSP # on any correspondence.
To begin completing your inspection form, click <Next Page> below.
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*** Complete ONE form per Form ID ***
(Ensure a check appears in the box)
If information regarding the facility does not appear below, ensure that there is a check in the checkbox above.
Alert! - Your Form ID was not found.
1)  Please check your Facility ID and re-enter it.
2)  If after doing that there is no "Inspection Form Required" listed, please Exit the form and contact the Stormwater Inspection  Team at stormwaterInspection@arlingtonva.us.
3)  Check the "Check when finished entering Facility ID" checkbox again.
After entering your Facility ID, please review the information below:
1)  Please check your Facility ID and re-enter it.  
2)  If the Facility information still does not match or no information is displayed, please Exit the form and contact the Stormwater Inspection Team at stormwaterInspection@arlingtonva.us.
(If the Location Description is blank or incorrect, please update it in the box above.)
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Owner Information

Please verify and update information (if needed).  
Agents associated with this Facility are listed below.   Please check the box next to the Agent that applies to you or the Agent noted in the letter you received:
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The address, phone and email information we have for this agent/owner are listed below.
  Please review.  If anything is incorrect or incomplete, please check the checkbox and update it in the boxes provided below.
Please enter new/updated Agent information:
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Please enter new Owner information:
Owner 1:
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Inspector Information

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Note:  DEQ-certified stormwater management inspector or Certified Maintenance Provider required.
Note:  OSHA confined space training is required to complete this inspection.
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References for invasive species identification include (click on link to go to website):
          2.   Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council Plant List     

Photos

         
             - One (1) photo should be an overall photo showing the location and one (1) photo should be a close-up photo.
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Note:  For Bioretention, Microbioretention and Planter Boxes, photo should capture downspout connection and splash pad/rocks.
Note:  For Permeable Pavement photos, show approximately 10 pavers in the whole photo.
Note:  For Underground photos, show the inside of the structure of the low-flow orifice or pump.
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(Sample close-up photo below.  Click on the photo or link to enlarge.)
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Note:  For Permeable Pavement photos, include the entire driveway/parking lot in the entire photo.
Note:  For Underground forms, photo should be taken outside of the structure and should include access to structure (manhole, Bilco door, etc.).
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(Sample overall photo below.  Click on the photo or link to enlarge.)
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Pretreatment is the small structure that water enters before entering the stormwater management facility.  These structures are designed to capture sediment and debris before the stormwater enters the facility.
Some facilities have pretreatment, others do not.  Your letter will tell you whether you have pretreatment or not.
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(Sample Grass Filter Strip photo below.  Click on the photo or link to enlarge.)
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(Sample Sump Pit photos below.  Click on the photo or link to enlarge.)
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(Sample Stone Diaphragm photos below.  Click on the photo or link to enlarge.)
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Your Trench Drain photo should include a view inside of the trench drain showing it is clear of debris.

(Sample Trench Drain photo below.  Click on the photo or link to enlarge.)

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Your Forebay photo should include the inflow pipe and the depressed stone area.

(Sample Forebay photo below.  Click on the photo or link to enlarge.)

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You must attach photos from established photo monitoring points, including:
         
          1.   Stilling basin/inlet
          2.   Outlet
          3.   Step pool structures (if several are present, one photo is needed for each)
          4.   Riparian area
          5.   Step pools (typical)
          6.   Channel (typical)
You may attach individual photos or a single photo log.
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* - If you need to attach additional step pool photos, please use the "Additional Photo/Attachment" upload buttons below.
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Inspection Tasks

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References for invasive species identification include (click on link to go to website):
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*To check to see if a 0.5" rainstorm has occurred in the last 3 days, you can use the NOAA Washington/Reagan National Airport website.
  For additional instructions on how to read this website, please visit the County Stormwater Inspection website.
Inspection Task Question
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      Inspection Tasks
Inspected?
Was Maintenance Needed?
Date Maintenance Completed
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*DO NOT enter the structure without proper OSHA training and equipment!

Overall

1.  

Inspect the inflow and overflow points for erosion. 

If any erosion is present, repair it.

(If repairs are made, explain in Notes section below)


2. 

Inspect the inflow points for sediment accumulation.

3. 

Inspect the surface for any debris or leaf accumulation.

4. 

Examine the ponding depth* and adjust accordingly.  

(Photo of ponding depth including a ruler must be included. )

Vegetation

1.  

Inspect the surface for weeds.  Remove if present.

2.  

Ensure that all of the plants are healthy.  Any that are dead, dying or diseased need to be replaced.

3.  

Inspect the condition of the trees or shrubs, prune as necessary.

Mulch

1.  

The mulch layer should be uniform in depth (2-3 inch layer) and level. Rake if necessary. 

Structural Components

Annual Inspection

1.  

Is the planter box structurally sound*? 

(Planter boxes only.  If repairs are made, explain in the Notes section below.) 

2.  

Inspect the observation well or overflow pipe to ensure covers are in place.

1.  

Inspect the gutters and downspouts for leaves and debris. Remove any that have accumulated. This should be completed twice a year. 

2.  

Inspect the prescreening and first flush diverters for leaves  and debris.  Remove any that have accumulated.  This should be completed four times a year.

3.  

Inspect the vents and screens on inflow and outflow spigots. If there are any holes, these should be patched.

Every Third Year Inspection

1.  

Inspect tank for any sediment buildup.

2.  

Inspect the overhanging vegetation or trees.  Prune any that are overhanging the roof.

3.  

Inspect the backflow preventer.

4.  

Inspect the tank, pump, pipe and electrical system for any needed repairs.

1. 

Examine curb cuts, gravel diaphragms or pavement edges for any sediment buildup that prevents flow from getting into the channel, and check for other signs of bypassing.  Remove sediment if present.

Structural Components

1.  

Examine curb cuts, gravel diaphragms or pavement edges for any sediment buildup that prevents flow from getting into the dry swale, and check for other signs of bypassing.

1.  

Inspect the waterproof membrane for cracks or leaks.


2.  

Inspect the inflow points for sediment accumulation.  Remove any if present.

2.  

Inspect the roof drains, scuppers and gutter for leaves or debris.  Remove if present.


3.  

Inspect side slopes and grass filter strips for evidence of any rill or gully erosion. Repair if present.

4.  

Examine for evidence of excessive ponding or concentrated flows.  If present, identify and eliminate the source of the problem.

5.  

Check for clogged or slow-draining soil media, a crust formed on the top layer, inappropriate soil media, or other causes of insufficient filtering time, and restore proper filtration characteristics.  If necessary, remove and clean or replace the clogged material.

6.  

Inspect upstream and downstream of check dams for evidence of undercutting or erosion. Remove trash or blockages at weepholes.

Vegetation

1.  

Inspect the vegetation for any weeds or leaf accumulation. Remove if present.


2.  

Ensure that all of the plants are healthy and that at least 80% of the roof has plant coverage.  Any that are dead, dying or diseased need to be replaced.


Vegetation

1.  

Ensure that there is 95% turf cover or vegetation density has been achieved in the bed and banks of the dry swale.

2.  

Ensure that all of the plants are healthy.  Any that are dead, dying or diseased need to be replaced.

1.

Ensure that the contributing drainage area is stabilized.

2.  

Repair undercut and eroded areas at inflow and outflow structures.

3.  

Ensure that the facility surface is clear of debris.

4. 

Replace pea gravel/topsoil on facility surface.

5.  

Remove sediment from pre-treatment devices (if applicable) and inspect for structural damage.

Observation Well   (if applicable)

Year 1-2

1.

Ivy not present on trees.

2.

Other invasive vines such as Japanese/Chinese wisteria, Oriental bittersweet, Japanese honeysuckle, etc. not present on trees.

3.

Photo documentation of ground-level removal of ivy.

4.

Photo documentation for initial removal of other target species such as: wisteria (not on trees), bamboo, Chinese privet, multiflora rose, autumn olive, porcelain-berry, bush honeysuckle, Japanese barberry, etc.

Year 3 - Ongoing

1.

Ivy not present on trees.

2.

Other invasive vines not present on trees.

3.

Photo documentation of ground-level removal of ivy - expansion of "non ivy" area or area of removal maintained.

4.

Photo documentation for continual removal of target species -expansion or maintenance of removal area

1.  

Level spreader surface is level and in good condition (has not settled, been undercut, eroded). 


2.  

Stone surface of level spreader is free of vegetation and excessive sediment accumulation.

3. 

The area behind the level spreader is free of erosion and sediment.

1.  

Inspect contributing drainage area for any controllable sources of sediment or erosion. 


2.  

Inspect the structural integrity of the pavement surface, looking for signs of surface deterioration, such as slumping, cracking, spalling* or broken pavers.

3. 

Inspect the surface for evidence of sediment disposition.  Any areas that are clogged need to be vacuumed.

4.  

Inspect the surface for evidence or organic debris.  Any areas that have accumulated leaves or mulch need maintenance.


5.

Check for vegetation growing between pavers. Remove/pull all vegetation if present.

6. 

Inspect the surface for staining or ponding that may indicate surface clogging.  Any areas that are clogged need to be vacuumed.

Observation Well   (if applicable)

1.  

Inspect the condition of the observation well (pipe cap in driveway)*  and make sure it is still capped.  Is it still capped?

(See "Component Detail" page for diagram.)


1.  
2a.  

  Open the cap on the observation well and measure the amount of standing water in the observation well. 

(If standing water is found, then maintenance is needed.)

2a.  

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(If standing water is found, then maintenance is needed.)

2b.
1.  

Visually inspect for structural integrity


2.  

Visually inspect weir wall and low flow orifice - camera or professional may be required

(Select N/A if pump present.)


3.  

Trash Rack (if present)


4.  

Test pump (if present)

2. 

Inspect the channel for leaf litter, trash and debris.  Remove any if present.

3. 

Inspect inlets, side slopes, and channel for erosion and bare soils.  Reseed if present.

4. 

Check for compacted soils or slow-draining channel.  If necessary, de-thatch and aerate channel.

5. 

Inspect upstream and downstream of check dams for evidence of undercutting, side cutting or erosion.  Repair immediately.

6. 

Inspect downstream of check dams and remove any accumulated sand or sediment deposit.

Vegetation

1.

Ensure that there is 90% turf cover in the channel and banks. Re-establish if necessary.

2.

Ensure that the turf is healthy.  Treat and remove invasive species and weeds.

Notes

Question(s)

First Chamber is to be pumped out semi-annually.
When drawdown exceeds 72 hours, upper layer to  be replaced.
1.  

Are roof drain covers present? 


2.  

Are roof drain covers in good condition?  


3.  

Is there any debris (including leaves) that needs to be removed?


1. 

Replant/reseed any damaged vegetation, add reinforcement plantings to maintain 95% native vegetated cover.

2. 

Identify and control invasive plants.  

(Explain in detail in Notes section below.)

3. 

Remove sand or sediment deposits along low flow channel if more than 50% of the stream bed surface area is displaced by sediment or if step pool structure is not visible.

4. 

Inspect upstream and downstream of all step pool wall for evidence of undercutting or erosion and remove all trash or blockages.

5.

Examine stream bed for evidence of braiding, erosion, cobble mobilization or excessive scour in step pool areas.

6.

Check inflow points of stilling basin and step pools for clogging.  Remove excess sediment if more than 30% of step pool or stilling basin depth or volume is displaced by sediment.

7. 

Inspect side slopes for any evidence of rill or gully erosion and repair as necessary.

8. 

Inspect step pool structures for stability.  Repair if 30% or more of the structure has failed.

1. 

Measure sediment accumulation levels.  

(Make sure they match approved plan elevations.)

2.

Inspect the condition of stormwater inlets and channels to the pond for material damage, erosion or undercutting.

3. 

Inspect upstream and downstream banks for evidence of soughing, animal burrows, boggy areas, woody growth or gully erosion that may undermine embankment integrity.

4. 

Inspect the pond outfall channel and emergency spillway for erosion, undercutting, rip-rap displacement, woody growth, etc.

5.

Inspect condition of principal spillway and riser for evidence of spalling, joint failure, leakage, corrosion, etc.

6. 

Inspect condition of trash racks for evidence of clogging, leakage, debris accumulation, etc.

7. 

Inspect internal and external pond side slopes for evidence of sparse vegetative cover, erosion or slumping, and repair immediately.

Notes

(include description of maintenance completed and repairs made)
(include description of any work that was completed throughout the year including invasive plant management)

Question(s)

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Component Detail/Diagram
Dry Swale Component Detail:

Trench Component Detail:
Level Spreader Component Detail:
Underground Detention Component Detail:
Grass Channel Component Detail:
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TERMS OF ACCEPTANCE and SIGNATURE
I, the owner/inspector, for this Inspection Form, warrant the truthfulness of the information provided.
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