Best Management Practices (BMPs)

What are Best Management Practices (BMP's)?

Best Management Practice (BMP) is broadly used to describe the most effective, feasible method that does the job. In the context of storm water management, it is often used to mean a structure or technology used to manage or treat the water such as a hooded catch basin, detention basin, or a filter system. The term BMP is also used for behavioral practices such as timely cleaning of catch basins, or habitual closing of the lid on a dumpster (avoiding dumpster brew when it rains). A BMP can even be restraint of a specific behavior such as minimizing the use of lawn fertilizer, or of road salt and sand.

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Best Management Practices (BMPs) from the EPA

Residential Stormwater Management