(A)   Land development projects and associated increases in impervious cover alter the hydrologic response of local watersheds and increase storm water runoff rates, runoff volumes, flooding, stream channel erosion and sediment transport and deposition. This storm water runoff contributes to increased quantities of water-borne pollutants. Storm water runoff, soil erosion and nonpoint source pollution can be controlled and minimized through the regulation of storm water runoff from development sites.
   (B)   The purpose of this subchapter is to establish minimum storm water management requirements and controls to provide reasonable guidance for the regulation of storm water runoff for the purpose of protecting local water resources from degradation and to protect and safeguard the general health, safety and welfare of the public residing in watersheds within the town this subchapter seeks to meet that purpose through minimizing increases in storm water runoff rates and volumes, erosion and nonpoint source pollution caused by storm water runoff, wherever possible, through storm water management controls and to ensure that these management controls are properly maintained.
(Ord. 2005-11, passed 10- -2005)