Will this solve drainage problems in my neighborhood?
The stormwater ordinance only regulates projects under construction. Private development is not required to solve existing drainage problems; however they must demonstrate problems will not being exacerbated. The ordinance does provide additional tools for the city engineer to regulate sheet flow on developments – an area the current ordinance is silent on. Only concentrated flow is currently regulated for potential erosion and flooding.

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1. Why is the city changing the stormwater ordinance?
2. What are the new stormwater development criteria?
3. How does impervious cover impact volume of stormwater runoff?
4. What happens to the 35% cap on impervious coverage for residential property?
5. What does the new standard mean for single-family homeowners?
6. How does this relate to the city’s new Stormwater Utility Fee?
7. Will this solve drainage problems in my neighborhood?
8. When does this go into effect?
9. Where can I find more information about stormwater?