Reduce pollutants in post-construction runoff to/from new development and/or redevelopment projects that result in land disturbance.
Land disturbance associated with property development can affect both the quantity and quality of stormwater runoff. The altering of the grade or increasing the impervious area (paving, rooftops, etc) can increase the volume and rate of stormwater runoff. These increases can cause accelerate erosion in existing drainage ways which degrades down-gradient water quality.
Jefferson County requires adequate design, installation, inspection, and maintenance of water quality best management practices (BMPs) in accordance with county regulations. The review and construction process includes the following: