SmartSWM offers a cost-effective way for local governments to significantly improve the performance of new and existing stormwater facilities to meet the EPA’s MS4 program requirements. Retrofitting existing stormwater ponds can be particularly attractive green infrastructure improvements compared to the cost / benefit ratio of alternatives like traditional pond retrofits, stream restoration or LID retrofit projects.
SmartSWM is approved by MDE (Maryland Department of the Environment) for new development redevelopment, TMDL retrofit applications and the Water Quality Trading Market. Approvals from additional states are in process.
The Chesapeake Bay Program, the regional partnership leading that leads Bay restoration, has endorsed CMAC (Continuous Monitoring and Adaptive Control) technologies like SmartSWM as a Best Management Practice (BMP) retrofit option for crediting under the Chesapeake Bay TMDL framework.