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In all special flood hazard areas, the following provisions are required for all new construction and substantial improvements:
A. All new construction or substantial improvements shall be designed (or modified) and adequately anchored to prevent flotation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure resulting from hydrodynamic and hydrostatic loads, including the effects of buoyancy.
B. All new construction or substantial improvements shall be constructed by methods and practices that minimize flood damage.
C. All new construction or substantial improvements shall be constructed with materials resistant to flood damage.
D. All new construction or substantial improvements shall be constructed with electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing, and air conditioning equipment and other service facilities that are designed and/or located so as to prevent water from entering or accumulating within the components during conditions of flooding.
E. All manufactured homes shall be installed using methods and practices which minimize flood damage. For the purposes of this requirement, manufactured homes must be elevated and anchored to resist flotation, collapse, or lateral movement. Methods of anchoring may include, but are not limited to, use of over the top or frame ties to ground anchors. This requirement is in addition to applicable state and local anchoring requirements for resisting wind forces.
F. All new and replacement water supply systems shall be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of floodwaters into the system.
G. New and replacement sanitary sewage systems shall be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of floodwaters into the system and discharge from the systems into floodwaters.
H. On site waste disposal systems shall be located to avoid impairment to them or contamination from them during flooding. (Ord. 508, 4-1-2013)