Tag: BMPs


Best Management Practices for Stormwater

In continuation of my previous blog, there are many structural BMPs available for stormwater control but choosing appropriate site-specific BMP is the key aspect in achieving the right results. There are several factors affecting the BMP selection: Process involved and the chemicals present at the site; Proximity to waterbodies and population; Age of the facility […]


Best Management Practices for Stormwater

Best Management Practices (BMPs) prevent or reduce the stormwater pollution and protect the water quality of receiving water bodies. They are designed to reduce stormwater volume, peak flows and non-point source pollution through infiltration and detention. Stormwater BMPs are classified into two categories, Structural and Non-structural BMPs Structural BMPs involve design and construction. Examples Include: […]

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Introduction to Stormwater & Permitting

Starting this month, I will be blogging on topics related to the Stormwater Program. I hope these blogs will be helpful. As you all know, Stormwater runoff causes erosion and flooding, picking up industrial pollutants, oils, sediments etc., especially from the urban areas, impacting waterways. These impacts include changes in hydrology and water quality, increased […]


The International Database for BMPs

Did you know that there is an International Database for BMPs? The purpose of the database is to gather sufficient technical design and performance information to improve BMP selection and design so that local stormwater problems can be cost effectively addressed. The project is made up of a coalition of partners, including the Water Environment […]

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