Sec. 26-189.  Requirements for utility construction.


(a)  Utility agencies or their representatives shall develop and implement best management practices to prevent the discharge of pollutants on any site of utility construction within the city and its extraterritorial zoning jurisdiction.  The city may require additional best management practices on utility construction activity.  If the utility construction disturbs greater than one (1) acre, the utility agency must comply with the requirements of sec. 26-186 of this Code.


(b)  Utility agencies or their representative shall implement best management practices to prevent the release of sediment from utility construction sites.  Disturbed areas shall be minimized, disturbed soil shall be managed and construction site exits shall be managed to prevent sediment tracking.  Sediment tracked onto public right-of-way shall be removed immediately.


(c)  Prior to entering a construction site or subdivision development, utility agencies or their representatives shall obtain and comply with any approved erosion and sediment control plans for the project.  Any impact to construction and post-construction best management practices resulting from utility construction shall be evaluated prior to disturbance by the developer and utility company.  Repairs to the disturbed best management practices must be completed within forty-eight (48) hours, by individuals agreed upon during the design phase or at a preconstruction meeting.


Source:  Ord. No. 5086, 1, 8-3-09; Ord. No. 5237, 1, 12-3-12