Best Management Practices
Ways that we can help clean up stormwater runoff is to direct it through stormwater ponds, treatment wetlands, and other types of systems knows as Best Management Practices (BMPs). Pollutants may either settle out, be filtered through the pond bottom, or be taken up by the wetland plants that surround these ponds.
Pollution Control Devices
Additionally, stormwater runoff can be enhanced by retrofitting existing stormwater structures with devices that act as filters to stop trash, leaves, sediment, and debris from entering the lakes.
For example, a curb inlet basket can be installed in existing stormwater inlets. One basket can collect over 200 pounds of leaves, sediment, and trash every year!