This table shows the appropriateness of different BMP groups for different categories of receiving water.
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BMP group
Receiving water management categorya
Lakes Trout resources Drinking waterb Wetlandsc Impaired waters
General location Outside of shoreline buffer Outside of stream buffer Setbacks from wells, septic systems Outside of wetland buffer Selection based on pollutant removal for target pollutants
Bioretention Preferred Preferred OK with cautions for potential stormwater hotspots Preferred Preferred
Filtration Some variations restricted due to limited P removal; combined with other treatments Preferred Preferred OK Preferred
Infiltration Preferred Preferred Restricted if potential stormwater hotspot Preferred Restricted for some target TMDL pollutants
Stormwater ponds Preferred Some variations restricted due to pool and stream warming concerns Preferred Preferred but no use of natural wetlands Preferred
Constructed wetlands Some variations restricted due to seasonally variable P removal; combined with other treatments Restricted except for wooded wetlands Preferred Preferred but no use of natural wetlands Preferred
Supplemental BMPs Restricted due to poor P removal; must combine with other treatmentsX Restricted - must combine with other treatments Restricted - must combine with other treatments Restricted - must combine with other treatments Restricted - must combine with other treatments

aOutstanding Resource Value Waters (ORVWs) are not included because they fall within one of the receiving water management categories.
bApplies to groundwater drinking water source areas only. Use the sensitive lakes category to define BMP design restrictions for surface water drinking supplies.
cIncluding calcareous fens

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