Stormwater BMP Performance Evaluation Team

Click here to read the Stormwater BMP Team Fact Sheet.

Click here to view the Stormwater BMP Team Materials published in 2018

The goal of this project was to identify the best methods for evaluating the pollution-reduction capabilities and verifying the performance of stormwater best management practices (BMPs) for Clean Water Act compliance purposes (to see full project proposal, click here). Facing a diversity of stormwater management laws, regulations, and other mandates, regulators have no national consensus on how best to determine the pollution-reduction capabilities of Best Management Practices (BMPs) that reduce the flow of stormwater and associated pollutants into the nation’s waterbodies. In addition to ensuring appropriate design and effectiveness, regulators must ensure that stormwater practices are properly installed, maintained, and reducing pollution loading over their lifetime. Federal and state environmental regulators, DoD installations, agricultural entities, other large landowners, municipalities, builders, businesses, and a host of stakeholders share a strong interest to develop and implement such a consensus. ITRC assembled a team of experts that produced a Technical Guidance document, case studies, informational videos, and an Internet-based training course.