Overview of Best Management Practices (BMPs)

What are Baseline BMPs?

  • Good housekeeping; reduce spill potential, routine inspections
  • Preventive maintenance; maintain pipes, pumps, drum/tank storage and stormwater devices
  • Visual Inspections; signs of obvious stormwater contamination in outdoor storage and processing areas
  • Spill Prevention and Response; spill containment of drums and tanks, spill clean-up procedures, easily accessible spill response products.
  • Sediment and Erosion Control; Control methods to high erosion areas due to topography activities or other factors.
  • Runoff Management; flow diversion, filtering using catch basin inserts, use of sumps, berms, mitigative techniques such as vacuuming, use of sorbents.

What are Advanced BMPs?

  • Vegetated Filter Strips
  • Detention Basins and Ponds
  • Catch Basin Filters (disposable)
  • Passive Skimmers
  • Litter Removal Devices
  • Silt Fences
  • Drain Inlet Inserts
  • Permanent Catch Basin Inserts