In a watershed scale stormwater management approach, structural BMPs are used for on-site and regional treatment and after prevention and source control BMPs have been employed. Source:CDM Smith.
A structural stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) is defined in the MS4 General permit as "a stationary and permanent BMP that is designed, constructed and operated to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants in stormwater".
- Green roofs (+)
- Permeable pavement (+)
- Bioretention (+)
- Rain garden: see Bioretention
- Infiltration basin (+)
- Infiltration trench (+)
- Filtration (+)
- Sand filters
- Iron enhanced sand filter (Minnesota Filter) (+)
- Stormwater ponds (+)
- Stormwater wetlands (+)
- Hydrodynamic devices
- Filtration devices
- Chemical treatment
- Modular treatment wetlands for stormwater management
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- Examples of structural BMPs.
Bioretention (rain garden)
Green roof (Image Courtesy of The Kestrel Design Group, Inc.)
Iron enhanced sand filter (Photo courtesy of Barr Engineering)