Wake Forest Unified Development Ordinance - July 2022

Erosion, Flood, Stormwater & Watershed Standards 12.5 Stormwater Management



Footing drains;


Lawn watering;


Individual residential car washing;


Flows from riparian habitats and wetlands;


Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges;


Street wash water; and

s. Other non-stormwater discharges for which a valid NPDES discharge permit has been approved and issued by the State of North Carolina. 2. Prohibited Substances: Prohibited substances include but are not limited to: oil, anti-freeze, chemicals, animal waste, yard debris, paints, garbage, and litter. 3. Spills: Spills or leaks of polluting substances released, discharged to, or having the potential to released or discharged to the stormwater conveyance system, shall be contained, controlled, collected, and properly disposed. All affected areas shall be restored to their preexisting condition. Persons in control of the polluting substances immediately prior to their release or discharge, and persons owning the property on which the substances were released or discharged, shall immediately notify the (title of the individual in charge of managing accidental hazardous material releases in the local jurisdiction, such as a municipal Fire Chief) of the release or discharge, as well as making any required notifications under state and federal law. Notification shall not relieve any person of any expenses related to the restoration, loss, damage, or any other liability which may be incurred as a result of said spill or leak, nor shall such notification relieve any person from other liability which may be imposed by State or other law. C. Prohibited Connections: Connections to a stormwater conveyance or stormwater conveyance system that allow the discharge of non-stormwater, other than the exclusions described in Section 12.5.8.B.1 above, are unlawful. Prohibited connections include, but are not limited to: floor drains, waste water from washing machines or sanitary sewers, wash water from commercial vehicle washing or steam cleaning, and waste water from septic systems. D. Amortization of Prohibited Connections 1. Where such connections exist in violation of this section and said connections were made prior to the adoption of this provision or any other ordinance prohibiting such connections, the property owner or the person using said connection shall remove the connection within one year following the effective date of this ordinance. 2. However, the one-year grace period shall not apply to connections which may result in the discharge of hazardous materials or other discharges which pose an immediate threat to health and safety or are likely to result in immediate injury and harm to real or personal property, natural resources, wildlife, or habitat. The Administrator shall designate the time within which such connections shall be removed. In setting the time limit for compliance, the Administrator shall take into consideration: a. The quantity and complexity of the work, b. The consequences of delay, c. The potential harm to the environment, to the public health, and to public and private property, and d. The cost of remedying the damage.


Illicit Discharge Enforcement/Penalties

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


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