What does the new standard mean for single-family homeowners?
In the same manner as the existing ordinance, the new stormwater performance criterion only applies to properties that disturb 2,500 square feet of land. The difference between the two is that the proposed ordinance substantially increases the level of pollutant reduction required. The most common examples of site work that triggers this regulation are large additions to homes and infill development. When the land disturbance threshold of 2,500 square feet is exceeded developers must prepare an engineered plan, which includes stormwater management calculations demonstrating compliance with the regulations.

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1. Why is the city changing the stormwater ordinance?
2. What are the new stormwater development criteria?
3. How does impervious cover impact volume of stormwater runoff?
4. What happens to the 35% cap on impervious coverage for residential property?
5. What does the new standard mean for single-family homeowners?
6. How does this relate to the city’s new Stormwater Utility Fee?
7. Will this solve drainage problems in my neighborhood?
8. When does this go into effect?
9. Where can I find more information about stormwater?