Wet swale construction inspection checklist.
Link to this table
To access an Excel version of form (for field use), click here.

Site Status:
Construction Sequence Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory Comments
1. Pre-Construction
Pre-construction meeting
Runoff diverted (Note type of bypass)
Facility area cleared
Project benchmark near site
Facility location staked out
Temporary erosion and sediment protection properly installed
2. Excavation
Size, location, and inverts per plans
Side slopes stable
Lateral slopes completely level
Longitudinal slopes within design range
Groundwater/bedrock verified
Stockpile location not adjacent to excavation area and stabilized with vegetation and/ or silt fence
Verify stockpile is not eroding
3. Structural Components
Outlets installed pre plans
Pretreatment devices installed per plans
Soil bed composition and texture conforms to specifications
Inlets installed per plans
4. Vegetation
For native wet swales, plants and materials ordered 6 months prior to construction
For native wet swales, construction planned to allow for adequate planting and establishment of plant community
Complies with planting specs
Topsoil complies with specs in composition and placement
Soil properly stabilized for permanent erosion control
5. Final Inspection
Dimensions per plans
Check dams operational
Pre-treatment operational
Inlet/outlet operational
Effective stand of vegetation stabilized per specifications
Construction generated sediments removed
Contributing watershed stabilized before flow is diverted to the practice
Actions to be taken:

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