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(a) Stormwater management practices minimize runoff and increase infiltration which recharges groundwater and improves water quality. Stormwater best management practices are implemented in the design of landscape and grading plans in order to minimize wet weather runoff, prevent irrigation runoff, to increase harvest and use through on-site rainwater retention and to increase infiltration.
(b) Project applicants shall refer to the local agency or Regional Water Quality Control Board for information on any applicable stormwater technical requirements. Projects shall be compliant with all applicable Fact Sheets within the County's Best Management Practice's Design Manual.
(c) All planted landscape areas are required to have friable soil to maximize water retention and infiltration and to otherwise meet the requirements set forth in section 86.709. All vegetated structural BMPs or any other vegetated BMPs shall be labeled.
(d) All landscape areas shall be designed for capture and infiltration of stormwater and non- stormwater in accordance with the Watershed Protection, Stormwater Management and Discharge Control Ordinance, San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances section 67.801 et seq.
(Added by Ord. No. 10427 (N.S.), effective 5-27-16)