Field Testing of Selected Urban BMP's

by S. L. Yu, Univ of Virginia, United States,
D. E. Benelmouffok, Univ of Virginia, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Critical Water Issues and Computer Applications


This paper presents the results of field sampling of two urban BMP's (Best Management Practice), namely, a wet detention pond and a level spreader/vegetative buffer strip (LS/VFS). It is shown that the LS/VFS is at least as cost-effective as a wet pond in removing pollutants in storm runoff.

Subject Headings: Retention basins | Water pollution | Runoff | Municipal water | Field tests | Management methods | Nonpoint pollution | Urban development

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