The City of Aberdeen has enacted a Stormwater Ordinance in order to establish minimum stormwater management requirements and controls to protect and safeguard the general health, safety, and welfare of the public residing in watersheds within this jurisdiction. The City of Aberdeen is the permitting authority for all land disturbing activities and requires the land owner to maintain all on-site stormwater control facilities and all open space areas (e.g. parks or “green” areas) required by the approved stormwater control plan. The City of Aberdeen will only provide construction permits to projects that establish a plan to manage stormwater runoff occurring during the construction process. The City of Aberdeen, under the NPDES program, also has the authority to inspect properties for noncompliance and can issue a notice of violation (NOV) for any deficiency or infraction onsite. Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of any stormwater facilities or practices located on the property. The City of Aberdeen has the authority to inspect stormwater facilities and practices in order to ascertain that they are properly maintained and functioning.
Excerpt from City of Aberdeen Municipal Code
Chapter 13 Storm and Surface Water Management
13.70.130 Low Impact Development (LID)
The city’s preferred approach to site development includes low impact development (LID) best management practices (BMPs) as an alternative to conventional stormwater management systems that rely on closed conveyance. LID is intended to manage stormwater runoff close to the source of generation and to mimic the predeveloped hydrologic condition of a site.
13.70.150 Maintenance Agreement
Prior to issuance of a storm and surface water utility permit, the city shall require the applicant to execute an inspection and maintenance agreement binding on all subsequent owners of land served by the private storm and surface water drainage system. The maintenance agreement shall be recorded by the city. Such agreement shall provide for access to the system at reasonable times for regular inspection by the city or its authorized representative to ensure that the facility is maintained in proper working condition to meet design standards and any provisions established. The agreements shall include the right of the city to access the system to take such action as necessary to protect the public safety and health in any instance where the owner fails to make the appropriate correction. Such agreement may contain provisions for regular or special assessments.
13.70.170 Preventative Maintenance
A. It shall be the responsibility of the developer or property owner to maintain all infiltration systems, retention, detention or other storm and surface water drainage structures as contained in the storm and surface water utility permit and in accordance with the latest maintenance standards set forth in the SWMMWW.B. The city shall annually inspect all infiltration systems, retention, detention or other storm and surface water drainage structures.C. If the inspection indicates improper maintenance, unsafe conditions, or danger to public health or safety the city shall so inform the developer or property owner of those conditions as well as a schedule for remediation. The cost of such remediation is the cost of the developer or property owner. In any instance where the developer or property owner fails to make the appropriate correction within the timeline specified by the city engineer, the city will take such action as necessary to protect the public health and safety. Any cost incurred by the city shall be recovered from the developer or property owner.
A. Any person convicted of violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a gross misdemeanor. Each day that the violation continues shall be a separate offense.
Chapter 14.14 Stormwater Quality
14.14.030 Stormwater Quality
The city works to improve the quality of stormwater runoff by requiring developers and property owners to utilize effective stormwater management principles and proven best management practices (BMPs) when proposing development projects. The goal of these requirements comes in the form of the following:
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