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What are BMPs

Updated: Jan 2

Environment-damaging effects from construction sites include noise and vibration, habitat degradation, and air and water pollution. Many construction sites use Best Management Practices (BMPs), which are methods and tools that help prevent or lessen the environmental effects of building activities, to lessen these effects, construction site BMPs should include:

Controlling erosion and the accumulation of silt: BMPs are intended to stop soil erosion and the transport of sediment into rivers, streams, and other bodies of water. These BMPs may include tools like gravel-filled bags, silt fences, and sediment basins.

Stormwater management: BMPs for stormwater management are created to stop or lessen stormwater runoff from building sites. Measures like catch basins, rain gardens, and permeable pavement are examples of BMPs.