City of Pierre
City of Pierre stormwater ordinances
City Ordinance Chapter 4: Utilities Article 6: Storm Drainage
Section 4-6-307 Requirements to Prevent, Control, and Reduce Storm Water Pollutants by the Use of Best Management Practices (BMPs).
The City of Pierre will require BMPs for any activity, operation, or facility which may cause or contribute to pollution or contamination of storm water, the storm drain system, or Waters of the State. The owner or operator of a commercial or industrial establishment shall provide, at their own expense, reasonable protection from accidental discharge of prohibited materials or other wastes into the municipal storm drain system or watercourses through the use of these structural and non-structural BMPs. Further, any person responsible for a property or premises, which is, or may be, the source of an illicit discharge, may be required to implement, at said person's expense, additional structural and non-structural BMPs to prevent the further discharge of pollutants to the MS4. Compliance with all terms and conditions of a valid NPDES or SD Surface Water Discharge permit authorizing the discharge of storm water associated with industrial activity, to the extent practicable, shall be deemed as compliance with the provisions of this section. These BMPs shall be part of a SWPPP as necessary for compliance with requirements of the NPDES or SD Surface Water Discharge permit.
Section 4-6-503 Inspection of Permanent BMPs.
All storm sewers, open channel drainage ways, detention/retention ponds, post construction water quality BMPs, and any other element of the storm drainage management system shall be subject to inspection by the City Engineer or designees.
Section 4-6-603 BMP Design Requirements.
The design and application or utilization of all temporary and permanent BMPs shall conform to the SDDOT Water Quality Enhancement Program Design Manual, which can be downloaded from the SDDOT website.
City of Pierre Stormwater Page
South Dakota Department of Transportation- Stormwater
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