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Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution

Urban Runoff: Model Ordinances for Post Construction Controls

The main goal of the model post-construction stormwater management ordinance for new development and redevelopment is to limit surface runoff volumes and reduce water runoff pollution loadings.  The ordinance could include what nonstructural and structural stormwater practices are allowed within the community. Communities may also wish to add language regarding on-site stormwater requirements and whether off-site treatment is an option. The following example ordinances include language dealing with each of the issues above and communities should examine each ordinance for the language that is appropriate for their stormwater program.

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