Best Management Practices (BMPs) for Stormwater Protection

Stormwater enters our storm drainage system and discharges directly into the Rio Grande without treatment.

Wastes should not be disposed of into our storm drainage system.  It is important to keep these pollutants from entering our waterways.


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Embudo Trash Pick up

Below are informational guides with the best management practices to prevent negative impacts to stormwater quality.


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Contractor Yards

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Food Preparation or Service

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Fueling Stations

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Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning

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Scrap Metal Recycling

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Pet Waste

Scoop the Poop

Reporting and Resources:

For questions or to report a discharge, spill, or other environmental violation, please visit:


City of Albuquerque Medallion

City of Albuquerque:


Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority:

    • Phone: (505) 884-2215

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Bernalillo County:


Middle Rio Grande Stormwater Quality Team

Middle Rio Grande Stormwater Quality Team: