Storm system inspection data is stored in GBA Storm Master's field inspection modules. Using the field form developed by GBA to ensure that data entered by different crews over different periods of time is consistent, inspections can be quickly and accurately completed. Information collected includes the type, condition, location, and other key information for structures, conduits, and storage basins. Inspection and inventory data provide key information required to meet federal National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) storm water permitting conditions. Using the inspection data, the area, outfall, land use, and impervious area can quickly be determined.The GBA Storm Master and GBA Work Master programs are integrated in two ways. First, a work order is created for a specific storm system item (or group of like items). Pertinent information for the item is automatically brought into the work order record from the appropriate inventory module. For a conduit, this information includes upstream and downstream structure numbers, length, slope, size, liner, and material. Second, any updates to the item's inventory information determined to be necessary from observations/modifications made during completion of the work can be automatically made directly from the work order record.
Horizontal coordinate data for each storm water system item,
used by the GBA GIS Master program to define the system's mapping, are
stored in the inventory modules of the GBA Storm Master program. These
system items, along with their pertinent inventory information, can then be
viewed graphically through GBA GIS Master at their defined locations.
Inspection and analyses results from GBA Storm Master can also be
viewed graphically through GBA GIS Master.
The integration of GBA Storm Master with GBA GIS Master enhances the user's ability to detect trends in system deterioration, locate possible capacity bottlenecks, or map inspection routes for work crews. The combination of these two programs provides the foundation of a well-managed system.