Stormwater Management & Best Management Practices
   

Land-Use Specific BMPs

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BMPs that are appropriate for use in brownfield redevelopment include those that temporarily detain, treat, and release the stormwater without coming into contact with contaminated soil.  Rain barrels, used for stormwater capture and reuse, are on example of a BMP that can be utilized on a brownfield site.

Brownfields

Stormwater management on brownfields must be done very carefully due to contaminants in the soil.  Best management practices (BMPs) that promote infiltration should not be utilized on brownfield areas; infiltration into potentially contaminated soil may introduce additional pollutants to groundwater and streams.  BMPs that are appropriate for use in brownfield redevelopment include those that temporarily detain, treat, and release the stormwater without coming into contact with contaminated soil.  Specific BMPs that may be suitable for use on brownfield areas include but are not limited to: vegetated roofs, stormwater capture and reuse (such as rain barrels or cisterns), and stormwater planters.  Learn more about stormwater management in brownfield areas below:


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