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Stormwater management can be accomplished with Best Management Practices (BMPs). BMPs are a method by which the adverse impacts of development and redevelopment are controlled through their application. BMPs are defined in the state's storm water Manual as "schedules of activities, prohibitions of practices, maintenance procedures, and structural and/or managerial practices, that when used singly or in combination, prevent or reduce the release of pollutants to waters of the State." The types of BMPs identified by the state are source control, runoff treatment, and flow control.
BMPs may include curb and gutter elimination, rain gardens, rain water harvesting, riparian buffers, infiltration trenches, retention basins and more.
Click here to visit the EPA's website and view an number of BMPs or check our Get Involved section for more information.