This table shows guidance on selecting BMPs based on community and environmental factors.
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BMP group Ease of maintenancea Community acceptance Construction cost Habitat quality Nuisances
Bioretention Medium High Medium Medium
  • Mosquitoes
  • Overgrown vegetation
Filtration - media Difficult High High Low
  • Filter media replacement
  • Underground practices not seen and maintained
Filtration - vegetative Medium Medium High Low
  • Filter media replacement
  • Underground practices not seen and maintained
Infiltration trench Difficult High High Low Susceptible to failure if poorly installed or maintained
Infiltration basin Medium Low Medium Low Susceptible to failure if poorly installed or maintained
Stormwater ponds Easy to medium Medium to high Low Medium
  • Geese
  • odors
  • Mosquitoes
  • Floatables
Constructed wetlands Medium Medium to high Medium Medium
  • Overgrown vegetation
  • Mosquitoes
Hydrodynamic devices Medium High High Low Underground practices not seen or maintained
Filtration devices Difficult (expensive) High High Low Underground practices not seen or maintained

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