Residential scale BMPs are popular option for addressing stormwater. There are a number of practices available, from rain gardens, to tree plantings and rooftop disconnections.


CSN developed the Homeowner Guide For a More Bay-Friendly Property to provide a step by step approach for analyzing a property to find out whether it makes sense to install a rain garden or other residential stewardship practices. We then take you through the design and installation of several of the homeowner practices, so that residents can install them on their own.


Homeowner’s Guide to a Bay-Friendly Property
Design Specification: Rooftop Disconnection

Also for more information on accounting for for residential BMPs or small, on-lot practices in the Chesapeake Bay head on over to our Crediting Residential BMPs section of our website.

CSN Webcasts:

[Webcast] MS4 Implementers and the Bay TMDL: Homeowner Stormwater Controls

[Webcast] Building Local Technical Capacity Networks for Small Scale Stormwater BMPs

[Webcast] Managing Nutrients in Residential and Recreational Areas

Increasing the Delivery of Residential Stewardship Practices in Urban Watersheds

Bay-Friendly Practices:

Download “Assessing Your Property” 2.-Section-3.-Assessing-Your-Property.pdf – Downloaded 1906 times – 1,001 KB

Download “Rain Gardens” 3.-Section-4.1-Rain-Gardens-w-Appendices.pdf – Downloaded 2336 times – 2 MB

Download “Conservation Landscaping” 4.-Section-4.2-Conservation-Landscaping-w-Appendices.pdf – Downloaded 1791 times – 466 KB

Download “Tree Planting” 5.-Section-4.3-Tree-Planting.pdf – Downloaded 1558 times – 446 KB

Download “Rainwater Harvesting Devices” 6.-Section-4.4-Rainwater-Harvesting.pdf – Downloaded 1759 times – 425 KB

Download “Permeable Hard-scapes” 7.-Section-4.5-Permeable-Hardscapes.pdf – Downloaded 1814 times – 455 KB

Download “Bay-Friendly Lawn Care” 1.2-Bay-Friendly-Lawn-Care.pdf – Downloaded 1590 times – 423 KB