Localities and states can take credit for on-site LID practices or “homeowner BMPs” as part of their effort to meet their Bay TMDL load reductions. While individual load reductions from on-site practices are not too impressive, collectively, they can really add up !

Below, please find several resources on a range of homeowner BMP practices and how communities can use them to help meet their nutrient and sediment reduction goals!

U-3 Residential BMP Fact Sheet
Crediting Protocols for Homeowner BMPs
Applying the Homeowner BMP Protocols


Download “Nutrient Cruncher Spreadsheet” CSN-Nutrient-Cruncher_110713.xlsx – Downloaded 573 times – 317 KB

Download “Conservation Landscaping: BMP Crediting Memo” FINAL-Credit-for-Conservation-Landscaping-081018.pdf – Downloaded 117 times – 179 KB


Other Resources

Step by Step Approach to Analyze Your Property and Install Stewardship Practices

Listen to a webcast on how to use our “Bay-Friendly Homeowner Guide” to design, construct and install small on-lot practices. The crediting approach is also covered briefly.

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

Listen to a webcast on how local governments can create or enhance their local residential BMP programs.

[Webcast] Creating or Enhancing Your Local Residential BMP Program

You can also find a Directory of Residential BMP Assistance Programs Across the Chesapeake Bay Watershed on our website here.