What is a BMP?
BMP is short for "Best Management Practice". A Best Management Practice or BMP is any schedule of activities, physical structure or facility, maintenance procedure, or other management activity intended to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants to our waterways. BMPs can be either an activity, such as limiting the use of fertilizers, or a structure, such as a detention pond. BMPs are used to counteract the impacts of development on our natural environment.

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1. What is Stormwater runoff?
2. Where are storm drains?
3. What is the difference between a storm sewer and a sanitary sewer?
4. Does this stormwater get treated at the wastewater plant?
5. What kind of pollution is in stormwater runoff?
6. What about Bacteria?
7. Is blowing lawn clippings down the storm drain or placing them in the wetland area behind my house a bad thing? Don’t they work like mulch or compost?
8. What is a BMP?
9. What can I do to help prevent stormwater pollution?