Best Management Practices

rain barrel.jpgAccording to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, Best Management Practices refer to systems, facilities, services, activities, or practices that prevent or reduce the pollution of waters of the United States.  Best Management Practices may include large structural practices such as wet ponds or bioretention facilities, smaller environmental site design practices such as rain barrels, rain gardens, or permeable pavements, and alternative or non-structural controls  such as tree planting, trash removal, or pet waste management.  A list of some common Best Management Practice types is provided on the Rain Check Rebate Program Website.  

For more information on Best Management Practices, please see the following links:

EPA’s National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices 

Low Impact Development Center

Chesapeake Stormwater Network Stormwater BMPs