Stormwater Quality Management Committee
Clark County Regional Flood Control District
600 S. Grand Central Pkwy. Las Vegas, NV 89106

Best Management Practices

"A Best Management Practice or BMP is defined as any program, process, location criteria, operating method, measure or device which controls, prevents, removes, or reduces pollution." In addition to BMP's, there are local ordinances prohibiting certain types of waste water.

Each day urban runoff pollution contaminates the surface waters and increases the risk of flooding by clogging gutters and catch basins. The list below describes various Best Management Practices or BMPs that business and home owners can do to reduce environmental pollution to the stormwater system:

Construction Industry
   
GENERAL CONSTRUCTION - Best Management Practices for the proper management of stormwater runoff at construction sites.
   
HEAVY EQUIPMENT - Best Management Practices for the proper management of soil excavation and grading operations to minimize stormwater pollution.
   
SURFACE CLEANING - Best Management Practices for the proper disposal of wash water related to surface cleaning of driveways, sidewalks, buildings, exterior walls, and graffiti removal.
   
Industry & Business
   
GENERAL BUSINESS & INDUSTRY - Best Management Practices for the proper management of stormwater runoff in industry and business.
   
TRANSPORTATION-RELATED WASHING - Best Management Practices for the proper disposal of wastewater related to cleaning or degreasing of engines and equipment.
   
SURFACE CLEANING - Best Management Practices for the proper disposal of wash water related to surface cleaning of driveways, sidewalks, buildings, exterior walls, and graffiti removal.
   
FOOD-RELATED CLEANING - Best Management Practices for the proper disposal of wash water and wastes related to restaurant and kitchen operations.
   
MISCELLANEOUS OR OTHER SOURCES OF RUNOFF - Best Management Practices for the proper disposal of miscellaneous wash water and other types of non-point sources of runoff.
   
Homeowners
 
HOMEOWNERS - Best Management Practices for the proper management of stormwater runoff for residential homeowners and property owners.
   
LANDSCAPING & GARDENING - Best Management Practices for the proper use and disposal of soils, yard wastes, fertilizers, and garden chemicals.
 
PRIVATE SEWAGE DISPOSAL - Best Management Practices for the proper function and care of private septic systems.
   
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE - Best Management Practices for the proper disposal of household hazardous waste such as pesticides.
 
HORSE OWNERS - Best Management Practices for the proper storage and disposal of animal wastes
   
Other BMPs
 
CHARITABLE CAR WASHES - Best Management Practices for operating a charitable car wash to ensure wash water runoff has a minimal impact to the stormwater system.

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