Storm Water BMP

Storm water is rainwater and melted snow that runs off streets, lawns, and other sites. When storm water is absorbed into the ground, it is filtered and ultimately replenishes aquifers or flows into streams and rivers. In developed areas, however, impervious surfaces such as pavement and roofs prevent precipitation from naturally soaking into the ground. Instead, the water runs rapidly into storm drains, sewer systems, and drainage ditches and can cause:

  • Flooding
  • Stream bank erosion
  • Increased turbidity
  • Habitat destruction
  • Changes in stream flows
  • Infrastructure damage
  • Combined sewer overflows
  • Increased water pollution

Proper storm water management is imperative in Virginia and the responsibility of the business, municipal and residential sectors. Best Management Practices (BMPs) are a method by which the adverse impacts of development and redevelopment are controlled. Raising awareness of current storm water BMP’s can help to:

  • Protect the environment
  • Improve water quality
  • Save money

Venson Landscaping can assist you in setting up a storm water management system that meets Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) standards. If you have an existing storm water management system, Venson Landscaping can assure that it is maintained to Virginia’s standards. Saving you from costly fines in the future.