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Rainwater and Stormwater Best Management Practices - Commercial/Institutional

Best Management Practices for Rainwater Catchment Systems in Alaska (2003, 4 pp, PDF)

Cold Climate Housing Research Center


Bioretention Manual (2007, 206 pp, PDF)

Department of Environmental Resources, Prince George’s County, Maryland
"Bioretention was developed by Prince George's County around 1990 and has become the "Integrated Management Practice" (or IMP) of choice around the world. The County continues to refine the bioretention IMP design and its effectiveness has been documented by studies that show significant pollutant loading reductions."

Construction Handbook (2003, 616 pp, PDF)

California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA)
This handbook "provides general guidance for selecting and implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) that will eliminate or reduce the discharge of pollutants from construction sites to waters of the state and developing and implementing stormwater pollution prevention plans (SWPPPs) that document the selection and implementation of BMPs for a particular construction project."


Design Specifications for Porous Asphalt Pavement and Infiltration Beds (2009, 30 pp, PDF)

University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center (www.unh.edu/erg/cstev)


Industrial and Commercial Handbook (2003, 407 pp, PDF) California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA)

This handbook "provides general guidance for selecting and implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce the discharge of pollutants in runoff from industrial facilities and selected commercial businesses to waters of the state."


International Stormwater BMP Database (Website)

"The website features a database of over 300 BMP studies, performance analysis results, tools for use in BMP performance studies, monitoring guidance and other study-related publications." The database continues to be populated.


Low Impact Development For Big Box Retailers (2005, 75 pp, PDF)

The Low Impact Development Center, Inc. for the US EPA Office of Water


Low Impact Development Manual (2004, 105 pp, PDF)

United States Department of Defense (DoD) United Facilities Criteria (UFC)
The UFC provides guidance for integrating LID planning and design into a facility's regulatory and resource protection programs. The UFC applies to Military Departments, Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities, and will be used for all DoD projects and work for other customers where appropriate.

Low-Impact Development Design Strategies-An Integrated Design Approach (1999, 150 pp, PDF)

Department of Environmental Resources, Prince George’s County, Maryland


Low Impact Development: Technical Guidance Manual for Puget Sound (2005, 256 pp, PDF)

Puget Sound Action Team and Washington State University Pierce County Extension

Low-Impact Development Hydrologic Analysis (1999, 45 pp, PDF)

Department of Environmental Resources, Prince George’s County, Maryland


Minnesota Urban Small Sites BMP Manual: Stormwater Best Management Practices for Cold Climates (2001, multiple sections, PDF)

Barr Engineering Company for the Metropolitan Council Environmental Services
The manual includes detailed information on 40 BMPs that are aimed at managing stormwater pollution for development and re-development of small urban sites in a cold-climate setting.


Municipal Handbook (2003, 300 pp, PDF)

California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA)
"The purpose of this handbook is to provide general guidance for selecting and implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce pollutants in runoff from municipal operations."


Municipal Storm Water Management (2002, 1176 pp, Book)

Thomas N. Debo and Andrew Reese "Written for engineers and planners, this book examines the institutional, technical, and design aspects of storm water management, and the practical implementation of storm water management facilities and programs. Topics include public involvement, financing, data collection, the design of culverts, storage facilities, energy dissipation, and best management practices. The second edition adds guidelines for complying with phase II of the national pollution discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit program."


National Menu of Stormwater Best Management Practices (Webpage, multiple links) United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)

"The Menu of BMPs is based on the Stormwater Phase II Rule's six minimum control measures. Users can choose a minimum control measure from a list provided to see the Phase II requirements for that minimum measure and for the BMPs that can be used to implement it."


New Development and Redevelopment Handbook (2003, 378 pp, PDF) California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA)

This handbook "provides general guidance for selecting and implementing Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce pollutants in runoff in newly developed areas and redeveloped areas to waters of the State. This handbook also provides guidance on developing project-specific stormwater management plans including selection and implementation of BMPs for a particular development or redevelopment project."


Pennsylvania Stormwater Best Management Practices Manual (2006, 642 pp, PDF)

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
"This manual presents design standards and planning concepts for use by local authorities, planners, land developers, engineers, contractors, and others involved with planning, designing, reviewing, approving, and constructing land development projects."


Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 1: Guiding Principles to Welcome Rain Into Your Life and Landscape (2006, 200 pp, Book)

Brad Lancaster, Rainsource Press
"This is Volume One of the three-volume set, Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands. Volume One helps bring your site to life, reduce your cost of living, endow you with skills of self-reliance, and create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat. It's full of stories of people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite you to do the same Taken together, the complete three-volume set guides you on how to conceptualize, design, and implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your home, landscape, and community."


Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond, Volume 2: Water-Harvesting Earthworks (2006, 448 pp, Book)

Brad Lancaster, Chelsea Green Publishing
"Building on the information presented in Volume 1, this book shows you how to select, place, size, construct, and plant your chosen water-harvesting earthworks. It presents detailed how-to information and variations of a diverse array of earthworks, including chapters on mulch, vegetation, and greywater recycling so you can customize the techniques to the unique requirements of your site."


State Storm Water BMP Manuals (Webpage, multiple links)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
This site has Best Management Practice Manuals available online from various states and localities around the United States.


Stormwater: Catalog of Stormwater BMPs for Idaho Cities and Counties (2005, 663 pp, PDF)

State of Idaho, Department of Environmental Quality


Stormwater Drainage Well (Webpage) with Storm Water Injection Well Best Management Practices (4 pp, PDF)

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA)
This webpage includes information about stormwater drainage wells, with a link at the bottom for the "Storm Water Injection Well Best Management Practices"


Stormwater Management Manual (2008, multiple sections, PDF)

Portland, Oregon, Bureau of Environmental Services
"This Manual is a technical document that outlines the City of Portland’s stormwater management requirements. The requirements defined in this manual apply to all development and redevelopment projects within the City of Portland on both private and public property."


Stormwater Management Manual for Eastern Washington (2004, 715 pp, PDF)

Washington State Department of Ecology - Water Quality Program


Stormwater Management Manual for Western Washington, Vol 5, Runoff Treatment BMPs (2005, 250 pp, PDF)

Washington State Department of Ecology - Water Quality Program


Stormwater Manager's Resource Center (Website)

"The Stormwater Manager's Resource Center is designed specifically for stormwater practitioners, local government officials and others that need technical assistance on stormwater management issues."
See the "Stormwater Management Practices" under the section "Factsheets"


Subsurface Gravel Wetland Design Specifications (2009, 10 pp, PDF)

University of New Hampshire Stormwater Center (www.unh.edu/erg/cstev)


Sustainable Green Streets and Parking Lots Design Guidebook (2009, 174 pp, PDF)

Nevue Ngan Associates and Sherwood Design Engineers for San Mateo County, California
"The guidebook provides designers, builders, municipal staff, and other interested groups practical and state-of-the-art information on creating low-impact development roadways and parking lots "


The Texas Manual on Rainwater Harvesting (2005, 88 pages, PDF)

Texas Water Development Board, Third Edition
"The scope of this manual is to serve as a primer in the basics of residential and small-scale commercial rainwater harvesting systems design."


Vehicle and Equipment Washwater Discharges - Best Management Practices Manual (2007, 24 pp, PDF)

Washington State Department of Ecology, Water Quality Program


Water Quality Best Management Practices For Operation And Maintenance Of Publicly-Owned Property (2000, 129 pp, PDF)

Clark County Public Works Department with the City of Vancouver, Canada

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