§ 156.002  PURPOSE.
   (A)   The purpose of this chapter is to establish minimum storm water management requirements and controls to protect and safeguard the general health, safety and welfare of the public residing in watersheds within this jurisdiction.
   (B)   This chapter seeks to meet this purpose through the following objectives:
      (1)   Minimize increases in storm water runoff from any development in order to reduce flooding, siltation, increases in stream temperature and stream bank erosion, and maintain the integrity of stream channels.
      (2)   Minimize increases in non-point source pollution caused by storm water runoff from development which would otherwise degrade local water quality.
      (3)   To the maximum extent practicable, minimize the total annual volume of surface water runoff flowing from any specific site, during and following development, to not exceed the pre-development hydrologic regime.
      (4)   Reduce storm water runoff rates and volumes, soil erosion and non-point source pollution, wherever possible, through storm water management controls, and ensure that these management controls are properly maintained and pose no threat to public safety.
(Ord. 0504, passed 12-12-05)