The City of Greensboro has enacted a Stormwater Ordinance in order to establish minimum stormwater management requirements and controls to protect and safeguard the general health, safety, and welfare of the public residing in watersheds within this jurisdiction. The City of Greensboro is the permitting authority for all land disturbing activities and requires the land owner to maintain all on-site stormwater control facilities and all open space areas (e.g. parks or “green” areas) required by the approved stormwater control plan. The City of Greensboro will only provide construction permits to projects that establish a plan to manage stormwater runoff occurring during the construction process. The City of Greensboro, under the NPDES program, also has the authority to inspect properties for noncompliance and can issue a notice of violation (NOV) for any deficiency or infraction onsite. Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of any stormwater facilities or practices located on the property. The City of Greensboro has the authority to inspect stormwater facilities and practices in order to ascertain that they are properly maintained and functioning.
Purposes and Objectives
The regulations of this section are intended to protect and promote the public health, safety and welfare by preventing the introduction of potentially harmful materials into the city storm sewer system; to protect property from potential stormwater damage; to maintain and enhance water quality; and to meet the requirements in the City's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Permit for Stormwater Discharges. Other specific objectives of these regulations are to:
The regulations of this section apply govern the development and use of land and structures within the corporate limits of the city.
30-12-7.2 Commercial and Residential
In accordance with city policy the developer is responsible for establishing proper connections with existing storm sewer lines and bears ultimate responsibility for the correction of any problems associated with that connection. (See Roadway and Utility Design Manual)