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THE PROBLEM-



Runoff from heavy rain

can cause a number of problems

with flooding our roads,

tearing up pavement, and

washing away topsoil in

fields and gardens.

Our municipal officials have long
known that prevention is the best
way to handle stormwater
problems. BMP's (Best
Management Practices) are practiced by many municipalities when a site is developed-or redeveloped for a different use.

Stormwater controls are either structural that are designed and built-or non-structural that achieve
the goal of reducing damaging stormwater runoff.


Good storm water
controls are generally
unobtrusive. A Rain Garden looks just like well-designed landscaping;
a wetland
installed to absorb stormwater
runoff looks like a nice looking
wetland.


Structural BMP's

Along with Rain Gardens, here is a variety of structural BMP's :


• Pervious Pavement with Infiltration Bed
• Infiltration Basin

• Subsurface Infiltration Bed
• Infiltration Trench

• Dry Well

Constructed Filters

Vegetated Swale

• Vegetated Filter Strip

• Infiltration Berm  

Vegetated Roof

Rooftop Runoff

Constructed Wetland

Wet Pond/Retention Basins
• Dry Extended Detention Basin
• Water Quality Filter

• Riparian Buffer Restoration
• Landscape Restoration

• Soils Amendment and Restoration


Non-Structural BMP's
In the Stormwater Management Plan are a number of non-structural BMP methods:

Protect sensitive areas

Protect, conserve and enhance riparian buffers

Protect and utilize natural
flow pathways in     stormwater planning

and design

Cluster development

Concentrate uses area-wide

       through Smart Growth

      Practices

Minimize total disturbed area

Minimize soil compacted in disturbed areas

Re-vegetate disturbed areas with native
species

Reduce the imperviousness

of streets and parking areas

Rooftop Disconnection

Disconnect from storm
sewers


Detention Pond

at Tanger Outlets


STORMWATER CONTROLS

AT THE  INDEPENDENCE- CROSS

CREEK SEWER AUTHORITY