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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, pl​ease send correspondence via email to Mike MacIntyre (michael.macintyre@mecklenburgcountync.gov) by July 15, 2016 in the following format:

Comment/Improvement:___________

Reason for Comment/Improvement:__________

Commentor Name/Contact Information:____________​


View a list of revisions 2013
Cover and Table of Cont​ents -Revised July 1, 2013 ​
Chapter​ 1 - Introduction - 2008
Chapt​er 2 - Ordinances - Revised January 21, 2011 
Chapter​ 3 - Hydrology -Revised July 1, 2013

Chapter 4

       Chapter 4​.0 - Structural Storm Water Control - Revised July 1, 2010 
       Chapte​r 4.1 - Bioretention -Revised July 1, 2013 
       Chapte​r 4.2 - Wet Pond -Revised July 1, 2013   
       Chapter 4.3 - Storm Water Wetland -Revised July 1, 2013 
       Chapter 4.4 - Enhanced Grass Swale -Revised July 1, 2013 
       Chapter 4​.5 - Grass Channel -2008
       Chapter 4.​6 - Infiltration Trench -Revised July 1, 2013 
       Chapte​r 4.7 - Filter Strip/Wooded Buffer Strip -Revised July 1, 2013 
       Chapter 4​.8 - Sand Filter -Revised July 1, 2013 
       Chapter ​4.9 - Extended Dry Detention -Revised July 1, 2013 
       Chapt​er 4.10 - Proprietary and Innovative BMPs -Revised July 1, 2013 
Ch​apter 5 - Outlet Structures -Revised July 1, 2013 
Chap​ter 6 - Vegetation and Landscaping -Revised July 1, 2010

Appendices
       Appendix A - Plant List ​Development​ -Revised Jan​uary 20,2010
       Appendix A - Mecklenburg County BMP Plant List- Apr 30, 2008
       Appendix B - Me​cklenburg County Invasive & Exotic Plant List- Apr 30, 2008
       Appendix C - Me​cklenburg County Seed Mix List- Apr 30, 2008
       Appendix D - Pl​ant Spacing -Revised July 1, 2010

Stormwater Design M​anual​ - Revised January 1, 2014
Huntersville​ Water Quality Design ​Manual​ - June 2013​​​​​​​​​