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BMP Design Standards Manual

*BMP Manual Update: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) is updating the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Best Management Practices Design Manual (BMP Manual). We are requesting input from interested parties on proposed revisions. The BMP Manual presents technical and engineering procedures and criteria needed to comply with BMP design requirements contained in post-construction storm water ordinances and watershed protection overlay ordinances in the City of Charlotte, Mecklenburg County and the six Towns.  

To propose changes to the BMP Manual, please send correspondence via email to Mike MacIntyre by July 15, 2016 in the following format:

Comment/Improvement: _______________________________________

Reason for Comment/Improvement: ______________________________

Commentor Name/Contact Information: __________________________


View a list of revisions    (Updated July 1, 2013)

Cover and Table of Contents   (Updated July 1, 2013)

Chapter 1 - Introduction   
 

Chapter 2 - Ordinances     (Updated January 21, 2011)  

Chapter 3 - Hydrology     (Updated July 1, 2013)

Chapter 4

Chapter 4.0 - Structural Storm Water Control     (Updated July 1, 2010)  

Chapter 4.1 - Bioretention     (Updated July 1, 2013)

Chapter 4.2 - Wet Pond     (Updated July 1, 2013)  

Chapter 4.3 - Storm Water Wetland     (Updated July 1, 2013) 

Chapter 4.4 - Enhanced Grass Swale     (Updated July 1, 2013)  

Chapter 4.5 - Grass Channel

Chapter 4.6 - Infiltration Trench      (Updated July 1, 2013)

Chapter 4.7 - Filter Strip/Wooded Buffer Strip     (Updated July 1, 2013)

Chapter 4.8 - Sand Filter     (Updated July 1, 2013) 

Chapter 4.9 - Extended Dry Detention     (Updated July 1, 2013)  

Chapter 4.10 - Proprietary and Innovative BMPs     (Updated July 1, 2013)

Chapter 5 - Outlet Structures     (Updated July 1, 2013)  

Chapter 6 - Vegetation and Landscaping     (Updated July 1, 2010)

Appendices

Appendix A - Plant List Development​

Appendix A - Mecklenburg County BMP Plant List

Appendix B - Mecklenburg County Invasive & Exotic Plant List

Appendix C - Mecklenburg County Seed Mix List

Appendix D - Plant Spacing     (Updated July 1, 2010)  


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