SMF Components Replacement

Eventually, like most infrastructure, actual BMP components will need to be replaced. Components may include:

  • inflow and outflow devices;

  • trash racks and anti-vortex devices;

  • valves, orifices, and aerators;

  • concrete structures (such as the casing for a sand filter);

  • pumps and switches;

  • earthworks such as embankments and side slopes; and,

  • mulches and vegetation.

While most SMFs will last for a long time with proper maintenance, a community or business should plan well in advance for replacing these facilities.

Return to SMF Maintenance Home