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(A) Stormwater poses a threat to the public health, safety, and welfare because if unmanaged, it floods properties, erodes watercourses and channels, and pollutes streams and rivers.
(B) By mapping, planning, constructing, operating, cleaning, regulating and maintaining the natural and constructed stormwater management system, the City reduces the adverse effects of stormwater and improves the quality of groundwater, streams, rivers, and lakes in and around the City.
(C) Providing a stable source of funding for stormwater services, as hereafter defined, can best be accomplished through stormwater management utility funds. Such a utility will benefit owners and occupants of developed land in the City and Monroe citizens.
(D) The amount of impervious surface on a property is the single most important factor affecting the peak rate of runoff, the total volume discharged, and pollutant loadings of stormwater that flows from property.
(E) State law reference. Authority to adopt a Stormwater Management Utility, Chapter 160A, Article 16.
(Ord. O-2008-46, passed 11-18-08)