Best Management Practices - Commercial

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Stormwater fencing controls (EPA)

Stormwater and the Construction Industry

A Best Management Practice (BMP) is defined by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a technique, measure or structural control that is used for a given set of conditions to manage the quantity and improve the quality of stormwater runoff efficiently and cost-effectively.

Learn how to maintain your BMPs: Construction phasing, vegetative buffers, silt fencing and more. Each has an important role in stormwater management.

To assist you in controlling stormwater runoff, the EPA offers these helpful guidelines.

Stormwater and Commercial Businesses

Food-handling facilities such as restaurants produce byproducts that can be environmentally harmful if they enter a storm drainage system. Learn about and share best practices via these helpful outreach materials:

Restaurant Solutions for Pollution Prevention (poster)

Stormwater Pollution Prevention for Restaurants (brochure)

Avoid the Clog Trash the FOG (brochure)

For detailed guidance, visit Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual.

Applications for stormwater credits are available here.