Leverage Your Phone to Improve Your Stormwater Inspections
As the year 2021 begins, and considering all of the work place changes due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, it is a good time for stormwater inspectors to consider how efficient and effective you are with your current tools.
Outdated paper methods for managing stormwater plans, inspections, corrective action items, map updating, and retention are becoming more and more obsolete.
Considering the new normal social distancing guidelines and staying safe, now is the time to leverage your phone to improve your stormwater inspections.
Stormwater inspections take time and demand careful attention with as little distraction as possible for accuracy.
Your current cell phone can provide you with a simple method to complete inspections in the field, document corrective action items, take and include photos where needed, add notes, maintain start/stop logs, manage precipitation and more.
Aside from the benefits of entering information in real time while on site, which means no information is lost or forgotten, you’ll also prevent= duplicating efforts. Of course, there are also the valuable benefits of legibility, communication and retention over time.
The forward thinking approach of using existing technology helps to minimize wasted time while improving accuracy.
If you are not already leveraging your phone to improve your stormwater inspections, consider making 2021 the year to utilize smart phone technology combined with mobile friendly software to streamline your inspections and drive ultimate compliance in a responsive way.