Section 12A-86 Purpose.

    The purpose of this article is to establish minimum stormwater management requirements and controls to protect and safeguard the general health, safety and welfare of the public. This article is intended to meet that purpose through the following objectives:

(1)    Minimize increases in stormwater runoff from any development in order to reduce flooding, siltation and streambank erosion and stream channel degradation;

(2)    Minimize increases in non-point source pollution caused by stormwater runoff from development which would otherwise degrade local water quality;

(3)    Minimize the total annual volume of surface water runoff which flows from any specific site during and following development to not exceed the predevelopment hydrologic regime to the maximum extent practicable; and

(4)    Reduce stormwater runoff rates and volumes, soil erosion and non-point source pollution, wherever possible, through stormwater management controls and to ensure that these management controls are properly maintained and pose no threat to public safety.

(Ord. No. 13019, § 1, 7-1-91 Ord. No. 13859 § 1, 11-15-93; Ord. No. 19442, § 2, 3-5-07 )

(Ord. 19442, Repealed and Replaced, 03/05/2007, Prior Text)