[HISTORY: Adopted by the Annual Town Meeting of the Town of Bethany 5-21-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with the provisions of Chapters 98, 124, 126, 440, 444 and 446 of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, as amended, the Town of Bethany adopts the following Stormwater Management Ordinance for the following purposes: to protect, maintain and enhance the public health, safety, and general welfare by establishing minimum requirements and procedures to control the adverse impacts associated with postconstruction stormwater runoff. Proper management of stormwater runoff will minimize damage to public and private property, reduce the effects of development on land and wetlands, control stream channel erosion, reduce local flooding, improve water quality, and maintain after development, as nearly as possible, the predevelopment runoff characteristics.
Editor's Note: Additional stormwater management regulations are included in the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations, on file in the offices of the Town Clerk and the Inland Wetlands Commission.
The purpose of this ordinance is to provide for the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Bethany, through the regulations of nonstormwater discharges to the storm drainage system to the maximum extent practicable as required by federal and state law. This ordinance establishes methods for controlling the introduction of pollutants into the municipal separate storm sewer system in order to comply with requirements of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit process.
Editor's Note: Additional nonstormwater discharge regulations are included in the Inland Wetlands and Watercourses Regulations, on file in the offices of the Town Clerk and the Inland Wetlands Commission.