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(A) The purpose of this chapter is to protect and maintain the ground and surface water resources of the county by establishing minimum requirements for the protection of groundwater and surface water resources that contribute to existing or future community water supplies, standards for review of development activities, management standards, and design criteria for land use activities that occur subsequent to that review, and enforcement procedures for violations of standards adopted herein that contribute to or become a source of pollution. Management of both surface and groundwater resources will minimize potential damage to community water supplies by helping to assure the maintenance of minimum flows and storage capacity and by minimizing the potential for contamination of those sources.
(B) The provisions of this chapter are promulgated pursuant to the authority of Md. Code, Environment Article, §§ 4-201 et seq., and § 3-110 of the Code of Public Local Laws. The application of this chapter and the provisions expressed are the minimum standards to maintain county water resources and are in addition to requirements of the zoning district, and shall not be deemed a limitation or repeal of any other powers granted by state statute.
(2004 Code, § 218-1) (Ord. 04-08, passed 4-1-2004)