|SimpliCITY Stormwater Management|
MapsOnline and PeopleForms are providing thirty (30) municipalities with a regional stormwater management platform, including online mapping, field GIS mapping tools, inspection forms, and reports.
"The goal of the project is to enable these
communities to satisfy their
NPDES Permits as simply as possible and at the lowest cost."
PeopleGIS Project Manager
Cities and towns across the country are faced
with increasing pressures from regulatory agencies
to comply with stormwater regulations. In an effort
to meet compliance goals and share resources on a
regional level, 30 communities have come together
to form the Central Massachusetts Regional
Stormwater Coalition (CMRSWC). The project was
funded by a Community Innovation Challenge (CIC)
Grant with the goal of developing simple tools for
compliance with the 2003 Massachusetts MS4 Permit
and the forthcoming 2013 permit.
Communities are leveraging PeopleForms' GPS
connectivity to map outfalls and catch basins.
In some cases, college students are conducting the
field work. In other cases, town staff are going out
into the field with survey-grade GPS streaming data
directly into PeopleForms, thereby eliminating data
processing and handling
PeopleForms will produce reports and summaries
intended to satisfy permit requirements. Future
project phases to tie-in work orders ad maintenance
activities. And every step of the way, simple interfaces
that focus on what is necessary will ensure success.
"Our clients wanted us on this project. This was the best part of getting this opportunity. Auburn, Oxford, and Holden pulled us in because they knew MapsOnline and PeopleForms would give them the tools they needed. We appreciate their patronage."
- Kevin Flanders
We urge communities to call us to discuss how these tools can help them satisfy the forthcoming stormwater permit in their state. Stormwater has many communities wondering where the resources will come from. We believe MapOnline and PeopleForms can help.