The City of Fishers has installed Green Infrastructure (GI) throughout the community to manage stormwater, improve water quality, provide beautification, and illustrate their commitment to sustainability. The Water Quality Division of the City’s Department of Public Works manages and maintains these sites, which include Best Management Practices (BMPs) in residential neighborhoods and swales along a major arterial road connecting to a community park.
Williams Creek provided field training to City staff at existing sites on proper and safe maintenance practices including invasive identification and eradication, chemical applications, floating pollutants removal, and erosion issues identification. Williams Creek conducted inspections following City maintenance events and provided recommendations to improve future maintenance events. Williams Creek has provided ongoing maintenance at five sites since 2015. In addition to the ongoing maintenance, Williams Creek annually provides, as needed, retrofit design/build services. These activities aid in the sustainable management of GI for residents of Fishers to provide beautification, stormwater management, water quality improvement and long term management of public funds.