The purpose and intent of this chapter is to:
   (A)   Ensure the health, safety, and general welfare of citizens, and protect and enhance the water quality of watercourses and water bodies in a manner pursuant to and consistent with the Federal Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. §§ 1251 et seq.) by reducing pollutants in stormwater discharges to the maximum extent practicable and by prohibiting non-stormwater discharges to the storm drain system;
   (B)   Establish minimum criteria to control and minimize the quantitative and qualitative impacts of stormwater runoff from development within the county; and
   (C)   Encourage sustainable development. Prudent site planning should include special consideration for preserving natural drainage ways, maximizing infiltration, slowing stormwater runoff from individual sites in route to streams and rivers by use of effective runoff management, structural and nonstructural best management practices, drainage structures, and stormwater facilities.
(Ord. 03-006, passed 8-13-2003)