Best Management Practices (BMP)

A Best Management Practice is defined by the 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 in a cost effective manner.

The Orange County Stormwater Program offers a number of BMP fact sheets associated with the various program elements of the 2003 Drainage Area Management Plan (DAMP). The DAMP is designed to help businesses, contractors, and residents prevent and control the introduction of pollutants to the stormdrain system, receiving waters, and eventually, the ocean. While a great place to start, the fact sheets offered below do not represent a complete list of BMP information. For more available resources on BMPs please visit the Resources Links page of this website.