Sec. 16.3-1. Purpose.
The purpose of this chapter is to create a stormwater utility and enterprise fund to manage and fund the planning, design, monitoring, operation, maintenance and construction of the stormwater system in the City of Lynchburg, both to meet rquirements of the city’s National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit and new federal and state regulations to address identified water quality and flood event needs. The elements of the city’s stormwater infrastructure provide benefit and service to properties within the city through direct protection of property and through control of flooding of critical components of the infrastructure and protection of the city's natural environment. Stormwater runoff is associated with all improved properties in the city, whether residential or nonresidential, and the individual property impacts of runoff are correlated to the amount of impervious surface area on the property and land-disturbing activities on property. This runoff contributes to non-point source pollution to the streams of the city’s watersheds and a stormwater utility can help reduce this type of pollution. Therefore, the costs of the stormwater utility shall be allocated, to the extent practicable, to all property owners or occupants based on their impact on the stormwater system. (Ord. of 12-13-2011, Ord. No. O-11-138)
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