BMPs

Best management practices (BMPs) are an important concern for storm water and erosion control professionals, as they help comply with regulations and protect the health of waterways. 

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Apr 10 2008
In 1991, DelDOT found itself subject to a new state law and regulations requiring the treatment of storm water pollution (7 Del. C., Ch. 40) as well…
Apr 10 2008
In October 2000, the European Union Water Framework Directive (EUWFD) was adopted, expanding the scope of water protection to all continental water…
Apr 10 2008
The emerging low-impact development (LID) movement seeks to provide solutions that reduce impervious area and restore predevelopment hydrology. It is…
Mar 31 2008
Drivable Grass is a permeable, flexible and plantable concrete pavement system that can, in many cases, replace concrete or asphalt. It is…
Feb 19 2008
Sediment basins are used on earth disturbance sites to minimize the amount of sediment leaving a site and entering surface waters. Sediment leaving a…
Feb 19 2008
The number of no-swim days at U.S. beaches more than doubled between 2005 and 2006, according to the National Resources Defense Council’s (NRDC) 17th…
Feb 19 2008
Spring weather is on its way. After a long winter, that usually means time for spring cleaning on all fronts, including the sewer system. It is the…
Feb 19 2008
Sustainable design is about establishing a series of balances within many aspects of building development. One such balance—the carbon balance—has…
Feb 19 2008
Parking and storm water management—the two seem inextricably linked. We have all participated in discussions of storm water management, and sooner or…
Feb 19 2008
The question is not whether a storm water management best management practice (BMP) needs to be maintained—in order to ensure proper effectiveness,…
Feb 11 2008
Eco-Stone is a permeable interlocking concrete paver that manages storm water runoff through infiltration, improves water quality, mitigates…
Feb 4 2008
With its campus situated along the southern shoreline of Lake Mendota, the first and largest in a chain of five lakes along Wisconsin’s Yahara River…
Jan 8 2008
Hydroscreen has recently developed a new BMP curb insert filter that does not require regular maintenance to function. It can easily be retrofitted…
Nov 29 2007
Phase II of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) went into effect in March 2003. Two years prior to its arrival, the Alabama…
Nov 29 2007
Water bodies and the quality of their water are an integral part of the quality of life enjoyed by Florida residents. In the city of Tallahassee,…
Nov 29 2007
Confusion regarding the dividing line between erosion control and sediment control abounds in today’s California construction industry. Training for…
Oct 18 2007
The Hauraki Gulf is an object of fiercely protected national pride in New Zealand. This coastal area along New Zealand’s North Island is one of the…
Oct 18 2007
Storm water regulations, as established in most communities, limit a developed site’s pollutant loads and runoff volume or rate. Property owners are…
Oct 18 2007
In the early 1980s, a test of the effectiveness of street sweepers was conducted as part of the Nationwide Urban Runoff Program (NURP) studies. The…
Oct 18 2007
A critical production constraint on many cropland areas is the availability of soil water. Precipitation should be used for crop consumptive use; it…
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