Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association

The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association supports the regulatory and engineering communities, as well as the individual cities and states, in implementing the Clean Water Act. Association members recognize that as cities, counties and states around the country must develop stormwater initiatives, they have few resources to turn to for guidance and help. This, coupled with tight budgets, limited research staff (to find the best solutions for controlling stormwater) and unique regional challenges, creates a monumental task. With the advent of the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association they now have a single source to turn to for direction in the development of their standards and regulations. Manufacturers of a variety of stormwater equipment have came together as an association to provide guidance and resources to those who must research, plan and implement stormwater solutions.

Company details

PO Box 18012 , St. Paul , Minnesota 55118 USA

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Business Type:
Professional association
Industry Type:
Stormwater
Market Focus:
Nationally (across the country)

The association also includes distributors, engineering firms, developers and governmental agencies as members. Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association members provide valuable contributions to achieving the association’s goals.

Invitation To Join
The members of the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association invite you to become a member of this growing and dynamic association. The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association is dedicated to becoming the leader in advocating sustainable and effective solutions for stormwater quality through educational outreach to regulators, design professionals, developers, and other stakeholders in clean water initiatives.

The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association is taking on two important issues in the stormwater industry – the development of maintenance guidelines for all stormwater devices and the development of standard manufactured stormwater equipment specifications. The goals of these endeavors are to help end users properly understand and maintain BMPs in the field and to have a standard specification that can be utilized by states, counties, and municipalities.

The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association offers, among other things, end users the chance to learn about the advantages of using manufactured stormwater systems and cost comparison to land-based systems. Membership dues will help finance this and many undertakings in addition to promotional activities and administrative costs.

Core Values
The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association was founded on the following core values:

  • Improving the quality of storm water run-off; essential to the prosperity, health and welfare of everyone.
  • Manufactured products have an important place in the systematic treatment of the water entering our oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams.
  • Encouragement by designers and manufacturers of stormwater technologies, proprietary or otherwise, of independent third-party testing in the public arena.
  • Evaluation of all stormwater technologies, proprietary or otherwise, using the same standards and protocols for all.
  • Emerging technologies have a path for acceptance through testing and pilot projects.
  • Following consistent standards to ensure the appropriate sizing of all stormwater practices.
  • Elimination of excessive testing by the promotion of reciprocal test data acceptance.
  • Requiring supporting documentation, in all situations, of any stormwater technology, proprietary or otherwise, before it is rated or assumed to have a uniform removal percentage.

Join The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association

We invite you to join our organization. The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association consists of business professionals such as you, who can assist us in establishing industry accepted standards and guidance documents. Listed below are the association’s membership categories. If you have questions, please contact any member of the association or Laurie Honnigford at +1-651-554-1895.

Manufacturer Membership - dues established annually
Any organization engaged in the manufacture of a product or system designed to reduce the pollutant load associated with stormwater runoff is eligible to petition to become a Manufacturer Member of the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association. Manufacturer Members have voting rights on all association issues.

Maintenance Membership - $900 annually
Any organization engaged in the provision of services for the purpose of maintaining and extending the life of any system designed to reduce the pollutant loads associated with stormwater runoff is eligible to become a Maintenance Member of Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association. Voting rights on all association issues except technical documents.

Associate Membership - $500 annually
Any organization not engaged in the manufacture of a product or system defined as a Manufacturer Member but that is otherwise associated with the industry (supplier, distributor, service provider) is eligible to become an Associate Member of the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association. While this membership is non-voting, your opinions and contributions will be considered in the development of all association issues and you will have influence in the development of any resources.

Professional Membership - $100 annually
Any person not engaged in the manufacture of a product or system defined as a Manufacturer Member but who is interested or otherwise allied with the industry is eligible to become a Professional Member of the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association. While this membership is non-voting, your opinions and contributions will be considered in the development of all association issues. There are also options available for government officials who are unable to pay for association memberships. Contact Laurie Honnigford to discuss these options.

The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association supports the regulatory and engineering communities as well as the individual cities and states in implementing the Clean Water Act. Association members recognize that as cities, counties and states around the country must develop stormwater initiatives, they have few resources to turn to for guidance and help. This, coupled with tight budgets, limited research staff to find the best solutions for controlling stormwater, and unique regional challenges, creates a monumental task. The Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association provides a single source to turn to for direction in the development of their standards and regulations.

Code of Ethics

The members of the Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association take their commitment to the industry and the association seriously. By joining this group, you agree to abide by the guidelines outlined below.

As Members of Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association, we pledge to conduct every aspect of business in a lawful, honest and dignified manner, providing the highest-quality products and services to our customers.

As Members of Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association, we pledge to fairly pursue profit as a byproduct of excellence in successful business management.

As Members of Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association, we desire adequate experience or education for employees and representatives of our companies.

As Members of Stormwater Equipment Manufacturers Association, we accept this code of ethics as standard for operating our business and pledge to judge our own actions and the actions of our industry associates accordingly.