Stormwater Management Program


Best Management Practices (BMPs)

The water quality benefits of our Best Management Practices (BMPs), which are described in the SWMP and annual Report, are supported by research and/or common sense approaches to reducing stormwater pollution within the framework of the Department’s organization and mission. 

BMPs focus on the following:

  • Public Involvement/ Public Education (includes training for KDOT employees)
  • Illicit Discharge Detections and Elimination
  • Stormwater outfall inventory for MS4 regulated area Construction Site Storm Water Runoff Controls
  • KDOT Supplemental Specification (Division 900: contains temporary sediment and erosion controls)
  • Post Construction Storm Water Management
  • KDOT reviews each project in a accordance with the Drainage Manual.
  • Pollution Prevention and Good Housekeeping

Examples of BMPs include

  • Roadside swales
  • Structural controls
  • Schedules
  • Prohibitions
  • Maintenance procedures to prevent or reduce the discharge of pollutants
  • Operating procedures
  • Treatment requirements
  • Practices to control facility site runoff, spillage or leaks, sludge or waste disposal, or

Dale Kirmer P.E.
MS4 Storm Program Manager

Mervin Lare, P.E.
Stormwater Compliance Engineer