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Preserve at Somers Constructed Wetlands
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Constructed Wetland at Somers

The Preserve at Somers is a residential subdivision in New York.    The development’s twenty-eight constructed stormwater wetlands required both post-construction corrective work and regular inspections and maintenance. The Homeowner’s Association (HOA) needed an engineering study to evaluate this system. The study identified possible construction deficiencies and provided inspection and maintenance procedures. The study also included technical information on the functionality and maintenance of the system for the entire 188-lot single family subdivision.

While with a previous firm, Mr. Schaffer developed an inspection and maintenance manual for constructed wetlands for the HOA. The manual was written for non-technical inspectors and featured step-by-step guidance for maintenance inspection, plain English explanations, and annotated photographs for common maintenance items.  Special attention was paid to clear plan annotation and inspection forms for each of the thirty-odd constructed wetlands to be inspected.