Performsance of BMPs

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Stormwater managers are increasingly faced with the need to address many potentially-conflicting issues as part of their activities. First, they need to control the potential flooding waters generated after urbanization. This has led to the use of detention facilities and control of peak flow rates to pre-development levels. However, these designs that focused on flow control for larger storms have been providing inconsistent performance for the control of other pollutants. Many other techniques, in addition to detention/sedimentation, have been proposed to alleviate these pollutant concerns. Stormwater ordinances/regulations and the development of TMDLs (with its subsequent need to control loadings to a stream) has driven the improvement of existing treatment technologies (often referred to as structural best management practices [BMPs]) and the development of new ones. Assumptions have made regarding the range of performance of these devices, based on the field data that currently exists, and as new data is submitted for publication, these new insights are added into the body of knowledge on BMP design and performance, specifically on the design needed to provide a specific performance.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBMP Technology in Urban Watersheds
Subtitle of host publicationCurrent and Future Directions
EditorsRichard Field, Scott D. Struck, Anthony N. Tafuri, Michael A. Ports, Michael Clar, Shirley Clark, Betty Rushton
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Number of pages46
ISBN (Electronic)0784408726, 9780784408728
StatePublished - 2006
Event2004 BMP Technology Symposium: Current and Future Directions; held at the 2004 EWRI World Water and Environmental Congress - Salt Lake City, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2004Jul 1 2004

Publication series

NameBMP Technology in Urban Watersheds: Current and Future Directions


Conference2004 BMP Technology Symposium: Current and Future Directions; held at the 2004 EWRI World Water and Environmental Congress
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySalt Lake City

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Water Science and Technology


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