The term "Best Management Practices," or BMP, was introduced and defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a practice or combination of practices that is an effective, practicable means of preventing or reducing the amount of pollution generated by nonpoint sources.
Purpose of BMPs
Ponds, ditches and depressions that you see every day may actually be engineered stormwater facilities designed to reduce flooding and improve water quality. As development occurs, land is covered by roads, driveways, rooftops and other hard surfaces that do not allow stormwater to infiltrate (or soak) into the ground. Without BMPs, the end result of development may be flooding and poor water quality in the adjacent streams and rivers.
The following is a list of subdivisions that the County has approved with stormwater BMPs. Please note that homeowner's associations have been established and require homeowner's to properly maintain these BMPs:
Brandy Creek South
Lake View, Section 3
Summer's Walk, Section 1
Timber Ridge, Section 2, Phase 2
For more information regarding Stormwater BMPs, please contact Jonas Hill at 252-902-3250.