WHAT ARE MY RESPONSIBILITIES AS THE PROPERTY OWNER?
In Fort Wayne, property owners are responsible for the operation and maintenance of the BMPs located on their property. This requirement pertains not only to the BMPs themselves but also to the related components and access routes to the BMPs from a public roadway.
Regular, informal stormwater BMP inspections are the first step in ensuring the BMPs on your property are in good working order. These inspections should be done as frequently as possible. City Utilities recommends looking at the condition and maintenance needs of the common components of BMPs whenever the lawn and landscape are managed and after storms and periods of snowmelt. These regular inspections will allow you to determine and address routine maintenance needs and prevent future problems with the BMP.