What types of BMPs can address the post construction runoff minimum measure?

Non-Structural BMPs

  • Planning Procedures: Runoff problems can be addressed efficiently with sound planning procedures. Local master plans, comprehensive plans and zoning ordinances can promote improved water quality in many ways, such as guiding the growth of a community away from sensitive areas to areas that can support it without compromising water quality.
  • Site-Based BMPs: These BMPs can include buffer strip and riparian zone preservation, minimization of disturbance and imperviousness and maximization of open space.

Structural BMPs

  • Stormwater Retention/Detention BMPs: Retention or detention BMPs control stormwater by gathering runoff in wet ponds, dry basins, or multi-chamber catch basins and slowly releasing it to receiving waters or drainage systems. These practices can be designed to both control stormwater volume and settle out particulates for pollutant removal.
  • Infiltration BMPs: Infiltration BMPs are designed to facilitate the percolation of runoff through the soil to ground water and, thereby, result in reduced stormwater runoff quantity and reduced mobilization of pollutants. Examples include infiltration basins/trenches, dry wells and porous pavement.
  • Vegetative BMPs: Vegetative BMPs are landscaping features that, with optimal design and good soil conditions, remove pollutants and facilitate percolation of runoff, thereby maintaining natural site hydrology, promoting healthier habitats and increasing aesthetic appeal. Examples include grassy swales, filter strips, artificial wetlands and rain gardens.

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1. How do I report a spill or discharge impacting a waterway?
2. To whom do I submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to discharge?
3. Where can I get a Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP)?
4. What is a Common Plan of Development?
5. Why is the control of construction site runoff necessary?
6. Why is the control of post-construction runoff necessary?
7. What types of BMPs can address the post construction runoff minimum measure?
8. Where can I find out more about Environmentally Sensitive Areas (ESA)?
9. Why do I need an Industrial Stormwater Permit?
10. How do I determine whether or not I need an Industrial Stormwater Permit?
11. How do I obtain an Industrial Stormwater Permit?
12. What are the consequences for failing to comply?
13. What is a Phase 2 Small MS4?
14. What are the Phase 2 Small MS4 program requirements?
15. What is the Hickory Creek Watershed Protection Plan (WPP)?
16. What are stormwater requirements for gas wells?