What is the city looking for when reviewing my plans?
The city will check to see that the applicant has identified all of the pollutants that could be generated by the proposed development, as well as any pollutants that already impair the quality of the water body to which the project drains. The drainage study report will be reviewed to ensure that the effects of the project on the rate and volume of runoff are identified.

The city will then check to ensure that each potential pollutant and all flow issues are addressed through the use of 3 types of Best Management Practices (BMPs):
  • Site Design (minimizing increases in runoff)
  • Source Control (reducing the amount of pollution generated)
  • Treatment Control (removing pollutants from runoff)

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1. What is SUSMP?
2. How does development increase urban runoff and water pollution?
3. How do I know whether my construction project is subject to SUSMP requirements?
4. What is the city looking for when reviewing my plans?
5. How can the project design help reduce urban runoff and pollution?
6. What can I do to reduce the amount of pollution my project creates?
7. How can I remove pollutants from the runoff?
8. Who is responsible for maintaining the Best Management Practices?
9. Where can I get more information?