Why is the city changing the stormwater ordinance?
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality is requiring every jurisdiction in the state to update existing stormwater development criteria with new, tougher development standards by April 1, 2014, with a go live date of July 1, 2014. As a result of the modifications to existing code being mandatory, the City is also taking this opportunity to streamline all stormwater regulations by placing them under a single section of City Code, Chapter 35, Stormwater.

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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?