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Best Management Practices (BMPs) are used by engineers, designers and the municipality as due diligence. These are the 'industry standards' and are used to ensure compliance with legislation. 

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  • Source Control
    • street sweeping
    • catch basin cleaning
    • bylaw enforcement
      • drainage bylaw
      • animal control bylaw
      • lot grading bylaw
  • Lot level
    • Reduced lot grading
    • surface ponding & rooftop storage
    • Infiltration systems
    • sump pumping of foundation drains
  • conveyance system
    • pervious pipe systems
    • pervious catch basins
    • grassed swales
  • end-of-pipe
    • wet ponds
    • dry ponds
    • wetlands
    • infiltration trench
    • infiltration basins
    • filter strips
    • sand filters
    • oil/grit separators
  • Low Impact Design
    • Rain gardens
    • Permeable pavement
    • Green roofs
    • Bio-swales
    • Rainwater harvesting
      • rainwater stored in a cistern and disinfected and filtered before being used
      • Uses: toilet flushing, outdoor hose bibb, irrigation, cooling make-up, wash cars, wash clothes, wash building, fire protection, decorative fountains/ponds, dust suppression
    • Trees
    • Grass selection
Last updated: 1/3/2012 4:24:21 PM