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Storm Water Management Program
Best Management Practices (BMPs)

The water quality benefits of our 47 Best Management Practices (BMPs), which are described in the SWMP Plan and Annual Report, are supported by research and/or common sense approaches to reducing storm water pollution within the framework of the Department’s organization and mission. Many of the BMPs are implemented statewide instead of being limited to the MS4 regulated (urbanized) areas. BMPs focus on the following: