Sec. 26-172.  Purpose and intent.


The purpose of this article is to provide for the public health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of the city through the regulation of non-stormwater discharges to the storm drain system to the maximum extent practicable as required by Federal and State law.  This article also provides for the control of land disturbances, or elimination of soil erosion and sedimentation within the city and its extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction.  This article establishes methods for controlling the introduction of pollutants into the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System in order to comply with requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit process.  The objectives of this article are:


(1)       To regulate the contribution of pollutants to the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System by discharges by any person.


(2)       To prohibit illicit connections and discharges to the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System.


(3)       To prevent non-stormwater discharges generated as a result of spills, inappropriate dumping, or disposal, to the city's separate storm drain system.


(4)       To reduce pollutants in stormwater discharges from construction activity by guiding, regulating, and controlling the design, construction, use, and maintenance of any development or other activity that disturbs or breaks the topsoil or results in the movement of earth on land.


(5)       To require the construction of locally-approved, permanent stormwater runoff controls to protect water quality and maintain non-erosive hydrologic conditions downstream of construction activity and development.


(6)       To require responsibility for and long-term maintenance of structural stormwater control facilities and nonstructural stormwater management.


(7)       To establish legal authority to carry out all inspection, surveillance, and monitoring procedures necessary to ensure compliance with this article. 


Source:  Ord. No. 5086, 1, 8-3-09; Ord. No. 5237, 1, 12-3-12; Ord. No. 5624, 6, 8-5-19;