§ 156.25 UTILITIES.
   (A)   Storm water drainage system. The subdivider shall provide a surface water drainage system, designed by a registered engineer and constructed to town standards and to the standards of the NC DOT, as reflected in Handbook for the Design of Highway Surface Drainage Structure, 1973, as amended, subject to review by the Town Building Inspector.
      (1)   No surface water shall be channeled or directed into a septic system.
      (2)   Where feasible, the subdivider shall connect to an existing storm drainage system.
      (3)   Where existing storm drainage system can not feasibly be extended to the subdivision, a surface drainage system shall be designed to protect the proposed development from water damage.
      (4)   Surface drainage courses shall have side slopes of at least three feet of horizontal distance for each one foot of vertical distance, and courses shall be of sufficient size to accommodate the drainage area without flooding, and designed to comply with the standards and specifications for erosion control of the NC Sedimentation Pollution Control Act, G.S. § 113A-50 et seq. and the NC Administrative Code Title 15, Chapter 4, and any locally adopted erosion and sedimentation control ordinances.
      (5)      The minimum grade along the bottom of a surface drainage course shall be a vertical fall of at least one foot in each 200 feet of horizontal distance.
      (6)   Stream banks and channels downstream from any land disturbing activity shall be protected from increased degradation by accelerated erosion caused by increased velocity of runoff from the land disturbing activity in accordance with the NC Sedimentation Pollution Control Act, G.S. § 113A-50 et seq. and the NC Administrative Code Title 5, Chapter 4.
   (B)   Underground wiring. All subdivisions shall have underground wiring. Such underground wiring shall be installed in accordance with the standards of the Brunswick Electric Corporation, Atlantic Telephone Company, and the cable company currently under contract to the town.
   (C)   Design standards for water access areas. All subdivisions adjoining water areas shall provide for public access to the water. Such access shall include a five-foot easement every 1,320 feet (¼ mile) along the ocean shoreline adjacent to the subdivision. The purpose of these facilities is to serve properties within the subdivision. Such facilities shall be approved and dedicated to the town and shall be directly accessible to a state or town maintained street or road. Where a public boat dock or launching ramp is provided by the state, county, or any other agency within or contiguous to the area to be subdivided, such facility may count toward meeting the requirements of this section.
(Ord. 98-19, passed 9-28-98) Penalty, see § 156.99