Infiltration Best Management Practices (BMPs)

By: Triad Engineering

Infiltration BMPs use temporary surface or underground storage to allow incoming stormwater runoff to infiltrate into underlying soils. The goal of infiltration BMPs is to capture post construction stormwater runoff and allow the water to be spread out, infiltrate natural soils, and allow for positive overflow that discharges excess volume in a non-erosive manner.

Because infiltration BMPs have a very high runoff volume reduction capability, they typically require less space than other BMPs, which makes them well suited for projects with a relatively small impervious (gravel, highly compacted, paved) drainage area.

There are numerous BMPs to choose from for structural and non-structural BMPs. Triad is able to plan, design, and permit infiltration BMPs for your land development project, whether it is required by local regulation or needed due to property restraints. We are able to plan early for your BMP by completing infiltration testing and site assessments. Infiltration testing should be conducted during the wet season (January to June) so contact us today to start planning for your project.