Best Management Practices (BMPs) outline specific information on how to prevent or mitigate negative impacts to our creeks and natural water bodies. The California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA) has developed a range of institutional BMPs, grouped into three categories:
- Operational BMPs - For custodians, gardeners and tradespeople who work in the field daily
- Note: Because of the presence of chloramines in Berkeley's drinking water, no wash water is allowed into storm drains even if clean. The following BMPs may state otherwise because they are state-wide guidelines (not everybody has chloramines in their water). At UC Berkeley, only clean rainwater is allowed into storm drains, with very few exceptions (i.e. groundwater and cool HVAC condensate). Contact Us if you have any questions.
- Design BMPs - For planners and architects to include pollution controls in the design of new development
- Treatment BMPs - For engineers, architects and planners to design storm water treatment facilities
Contact us if you have any questions or to request information on another BMP not listed below.