Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Erosion, Flood, Stormwater & Watershed Standards 12.5 Stormwater Management


3. It shall be the policy of the Town to improve sections of open ditch in sufficient length as determined by the Administrator. 4. The storm drainage within publicly dedicated easements shall be the entire and sole property of the Town upon completion. 5. If the property owner(s) desires that the town participate in the installation of a storm drain, such property owner(s) shall execute and deliver to the town a written application for such participation, together with a non-refundable application fee to cover the cost of processing the application. 6. Any construction to be done by the Town under Section 12.5.7.B.2, above, of this policy will be done on a low priority basis and shall be done on a scheduled basis so as not to interfere with other public works projects of the Town and as budgeted funds are available. Projects will normally be budgeted in subsequent fiscal year(s). 7. Storm drainage crossing private property which does not carry storm drainage from an existing Town street or streets dedicated for public street purposes and accepted by the town for maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner(s) and the Town; therefore, will not participate in the installation. C. Roadside Ditch Pipe: Once driveway or roadside ditch pipe is bought and installed by a property owner abutting a street, the material remains the property of the property owner. If the pipe is determined by the town to need replacing for any reason, the town will remove the pipe from the ditch and leave it on site for the property owner to dispose of. The abutting property owner will not be charged for any pipe size increase nor will owner be given any credits. 12.5.8. Illicit Discharges and Connections A. Applicability: Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 12.5.1.A above, the following provisions for illicit discharges and connections to the Town of Wake Forest stormwater system shall apply to all areas within the jurisdiction of this ordinance. B. Illicit Discharges: No person shall cause or allow the discharge, emission, disposal, pouring, or pumping directly or indirectly to any stormwater conveyance, the waters of the State, or upon the land in manner and amount that the substance is likely to reach a stormwater conveyance or the waters of the State, any liquid, solid, gas, or other substance, other than stormwater except as provided for in paragraph 1, below. 1. Permitted Discharges: Non-stormwater discharges associated with the following activities are allowed, provided that they do not significantly impact water quality: a. Water line flushing; b. Landscape irrigation; c. Diverted stream flows; d. Rising ground waters; e. Uncontaminated ground water infiltration (as defined at 40 CFR 35.2005(20)); f. Uncontaminated pumped ground water; g. Discharges from potable water sources; h. Foundation drains; i. Air conditioning condensation; j. Irrigation water; k. Springs; l. Water from crawl space pumps;

Town of Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance – July 19, 2022


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