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Best Management Practices

The water quality benefits of our Best Management Practices (BMPs), which are described in the Storm Water Management Program, are supported by research and/or common sense approaches to reducing storm water pollution within the framework of the Department's organization and mission. Many of the BMPs are implemented statewide instead of being limited to the MS4 regulated (urbanized) areas. BMPs focus on the following areas:

Public Involvement/Public Education Program

Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination

  • Storm water outfall inventory for MS4 regulated area
  • Potential Illicit Discharge Field Sheet

Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Controls

  • New Specifications

Post Construction Storm Water Management

  • Requirements for Hydraulic Design Studies
  • Storm Water Quality Design Manual

Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping