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Chapter 6 Section 2

SECTION 6.02.  FINDINGS OF FACT.  The Village of River Hills acknowledges that uncontrolled post-construction runoff has a significant impact upon water resources and the health, safety, and general welfare of the community and diminishes the public enjoyment and use of natural resources.  Specifically, uncontrolled post-construction runoff can:

(1)       Degrade physical stream habitat by increasing stream bank erosion increasing stream bed scour, diminishing groundwater recharge, diminishing stream base flows and increasing stream temperature;

(2)       Diminish the capacity of lakes and streams to support fish, aquatic life, recreational, and water supply uses by increasing pollutant loading of sediment, suspended solids, nutrients, heavy metals, bacteria, pathogens and other urban pollutants;

(3)        Alter wetland communities by changing wetland hydrology and by increasing pollutant loads;

(4)       Reduce the quality of groundwater by increasing pollutant loading;

(5)       Threaten public health, safety, property, and general welfare by overtaxing storm sewers, drainage ways and other minor drainage facilities;