(A)   The mission of the Department of Stormwater Management shall be to develop, implement, operate and adequately and equitably fund the acquisition, construction, operation, maintenance and regulation of stormwater collection and drainage systems and activities in the county, including without limitation, stormwater quality, separate storm sewers, neighborhood drainage, flood control, flood pumping, stormwater conveyance, sewer separation, and other improvements to the existing and future storm sewers.
   (B)   The Department of Stormwater Management shall safely and efficiently control stormwater runoff, insure compliance with the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Stormwater Discharge permit, enhance public health and safety, protect lives and property, facilitate mobility and enable access to homes and businesses throughout the county during storms, control the discharge of pollutants in stormwater to receiving waters and enhance the natural resources of the county.
(SWM Ord. 2007-01, passed 8-29-07)