Best Management Practices

The Watershed Improvement Plan will consist of a menu of Best Management Practices (BMPs), which can be implemented by individuals and governmental entities alike to reduce pollutant concentrations in our waterways. BMPs can range from simple to complex, structural to educational, and implemented at the pollutant source or at the waterway.

Below are some examples of stormwater BMPs:
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  • Bio-retention ponds
  • Detention/infiltration basins
  • Vegetative filter strips
  • Bio-swales
  • Rain gardens


  • Education campaigns
    • Pet waste
    • Manure management
    • Landscape management
  • Parking lot and street cleaning
  • Habitat enhancement
    • Constructed wetland
    • Riparian buffer restoration
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