Stormwater Title 15

Stormwater Title 15 Stormwater Runoff Control

Rules & Regulations of Pueblo West Metropolitan District Pueblo West, Colorado Title 15 Storm Water Runoff Control

  1. Article 1
  2. Article 2
  3. Article 3
  4. Article 4
  5. Article 5
  6. Article 6
  7. Article 7
  8. Article 8
15.1.1 Purpose
This Title establishes minimum storm water management requirements and controls to protect and safeguard the general health, safety, and welfare of the public residing in watersheds within the District by regulating storm water runoff discharges from land development projects and other construction activities. These rules and regulations will serve to control and minimize increases in runoff rates and volumes, soil erosion, stream channel erosion and non point source pollution associate with storm water runoff.

15.1.2 Applicability
This Title shall be applicable to all subdivision or site plan applications, including redevelopment projects unless eligible for and exemption or granted a waiver by the District granted under the specifications of this Title. The Title also applies to land development activities that are smaller than the minimum applicability criteria if such activities are part of a larger common plan of development that meets the following applicability criteria, even though multiple separate and distinct land development activities may take place at different times on different schedules.

These standards apply to any construction activity disturbing 1 acre or more of land. The following activities may be exempt from these storm water performance criteria:
  • Any agricultural activity, which is consistent with an approved soil conservation plan, prepared or approved by the District, as applicable.
  • Additions or modifications to existing single family structures.
  • Developments and redevelopments that do not disturb more than 1 acre or more of land, provided they are not part of a larger common development plan; and the amount of impervious cover changed or created does not exceed 6000 sq. ft.
  • Repairs to any storm water treatment practice deemed necessary by the District.
When a site development plan is submitted that qualifies as a redevelopment project as defined in Article 2 of this Title, decision on permitting and on-site storm water requirements may be governed by special storm water sizing criteria. This criteria is dependent on the amount of impervious area created by the redevelopment and its impact on water quality. Final authorization of all redevelopment projects will be determined after a review by the Engineering Department of the District.

15.1.3 Capability with Other Permit and Title Requirements
This title is not intended to interfere with, abrogate, or annul any other Title, rule or regulation stature, or other provision of law. The requirements of this Title should be considered minimum requirements, and where any provision of the Title imposes restrictions different from those imposed by any other Title, rule or regulation, or other provision of law, whichever provisions are more restrictive or impose higher protective standards for human health or the environment shall be considered to take precedence.

15.1.4 Severability
If the provisions of any article, section, subsection, paragraph, subdivision or clause of this Title shall be judged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such order of judgment shall not affect or invalidate the remainder of any article, section, subsection, paragraph subdivision or clause of the Title.

15.1.5 District Storm Water Design Manual
The District shall adopt and furnish additional policy, criteria and information including specification and standards, for the proper implementation of the requirements of this Title in the form of a Storm Water Drainage Design Criteria and Policy Manual. The manual may be updated and expanded from time to time, at the discretion of the local review authority, based on improvements in engineering, science, monitoring and local maintenance experience. Storm water treatment practices that are designed and constructed in accordance with the current adopted manual will be presumed to meet the minimum water quality performance standards.