Jess Eakens, Construction Stormwater Inspector, WA Dept. of Ecology
The Department of Ecology oversees the Construction Stormwater General Permit for over 2,000 projects state-wide. Providing adequate, consistent, and timely technical assistance is a challenge. Using a mobile field form created with ArcGIS Survey123, we are able to triple inspector productivity and field presence, provide more consistent technical assistance to permittees, and drastically reduce report delivery time. The tool can be adapted to other general permits, and inspection components of the Municipal and Industrial Stormwater General Permits. ArcGIS Survey123 provides a cost-effective means for field staff, without formal IT training, to create forms specifically designed to capture the most essential data to their work.