Environmental Protection

Preferred SESC Best Management Practices

Best management practices (BMPs) are land management practices designed to minimize and control pollutant runoff from entering our rivers, lakes and wetland to improve water quality. The practices may be operational, structural, or vegetative in nature.

Operational Best Management Practices: An operational Best Management Practice (BMP) uses preventative actions that involve operational planning and source controls.

Structural Best Management Practices: A structural BMP is a physical device. It is typically designed and constructed to trap or filter pollutants from runoff, or reduce runoff velocities.

Vegetative Best Management Practices: A vegetative BMP is a natural process preserving existing vegetation or establishing ground cover to minimize soil erosion.

OSEH-EP3 Preferred SESC Best Management Practices