The stormwater design standards manual (manual), as adopted and amended by the City, contains the principal standards and design criteria for developing an effective and acceptable stormwater management plan. The manual contains an overview of the City's stormwater management policy and design objectives as well as a detailed discussion of the contents of stormwater management plans submitted to the City Engineer for approval. The manual contains detailed criteria for hydrologic evaluations, the design of stormwater management system facility components, water quality protection standards, instructions for the development of an erosion and sedimentation control plan, and requirements for easements and right-of-way. The manual also contains a discussion of operation and maintenance requirements, standard forms to be used, and standard construction details adopted by the City.
10-05-01. - Stormwater Management.
It is unlawful to initiate land development activity, land disturbing activity, or other activities which result in an increase in stormwater quantities, degradation of stormwater quality, or restriction of flow in any storm sewer system, open ditch or natural channel, stormwater easement, water body, or wetland outlet within the City or its extraterritorial jurisdiction, without having first complied with the terms of this title.