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Stormwater detention & BMPs

Author(s): A.I. Lawrence,J. Marsalek,J.B. Ellis &B. Urbonas

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Abstract: The Paper outlines the considerations involved in stormwater hydrological and pollutant mobilisation processes, and the selection of stormwater detention and pollution control Best Management Practices (BMPs). In addition, it provides a summary of the major BMPs commonly used, including material on their purpose, description and performance. A Table is included providing broad indications of pollutant removal and flow attenuation capacities of each BMP. The non-structural range of BMPs summarised includes the modification of the use and disposal practices of household chemicals, land uses and management practices, on-site programs of runoff management, the management of pollutant build-up, and sewer infiltration management. The structural range of BMPs summarised includes infiltration and local disposal systems. retention or restoration of natural vegetated channels, inlet controls, detention basins, retention ponds and wetlands, and in-pond treatment.


Year: 1996

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