Parking Lot Redesign BMPs

Parking Lot Redesign Best Management Practices


Example of a vegetated swale

What are Best Management Practices?

The Environmental Protection Agency defines stormwater BMPs as "methods that have been determined to be the most effective, practical means of preventing or reducing pollution from nonpoint sources." In December of 2006 the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection published The PA Stormwater BMP Manual. You might find the following BMP's useful for the parking lot redesign.

  • Pervious Paving with Infiltration Bed

  • Subsurface Infiltration Bed

  • Rain Garden/Bioretention

  • Vegetated Swale

  • Vegetated Filter Strip

  • Infiltration Berm & Retentive Grading

  • Floodplain Restoration

  • Riparian Buffers