Best Management Practices Guide for Stormwater

Guiding best practice

The Opus team prepared the stormwater best management practices (BMP) guide for the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) and its member municipalities.

The guide includes a six step procedure to aid municipalities in selecting BMPs that meet municipal, watershed and resource specific goals and constraints. The BMPs are classified into non-structural or structural and operational or maintenance measures.

We also provided comprehensive BMPs for construction site erosion and sediment control as an appendix under separate cover.

The BMP guide is an integral part of the stormwater management component of the GVRD Liquid Waste Management Plan. The GVRD and its member municipalities will use the guide as a planning tool for the development of detailed storm water management plans and to address specific aspects of existing storm water management systems.