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BMPs
Because construction sites can be a source of stormwater pollution, special best management practices (BMPs) are incorporated into the project's stormwater pollution prevention plan (SWPPP) to minimize impacts to the environment.

The 2012 SCDHEC Construction General Permit (CGP) requires additional BMPs for different sites for construction and post construction.  The Town has adopted both the SCDHEC BMP Manual and the DOT Specifications as acceptable minimum measures and standards.  Developers, Engineers, and Contractors should consult these resources to select the appropriate measures for use in their site's SWPPP and for when site modifications are necessary. 

In some cases, the Town may set a minimum standard for allowable BMPs or housekeeping practices.  Devices or specifications not listed below or in either of these resources must be submitted for review and approval prior to their use.  We make every effort to keep our resources up to date.  However, some links provided may become out of date, users should check with the source page to confirm that the most curent version from an outside source is being used.

The EPA's "Developing Your Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan: A Guide for Construction Sites" can help provide further guidance on developing a SWPPP appropriate for your project.  By implementing good BMPs at your construction site, you can help protect water quality in the Town of Mount Pleasant. * Please note that the State of SC and the Town may have adopted best practices that are more stringent that the EPA - please check state and local requirements.

Please check back often to find out more information for BMPs that may be relevant to your project.

Questions? Please contact our Water Quality division staff at 843-849-2022.