Village of River Hills

Chapter 6 Section 3


(1) PURPOSEThe purpose of this ordinance is to establish long term post-construction storm water runoff management requirements that will regulate water pollution, diminish the threats to public health, safety, welfare, and aquatic environment.  Specific purposes are to:

[a]  Further the maintenance of safe and healthful conditions.

[b]   Regulate and attempt to reduce the adverse effects of storm water, soil erosion, water pollution, undue channel erosion, increases in the scouring and transportation of particulate matter, conditions that endanger downstream property and to protect spawning grounds and fish and aquatic life.

[c]  Regulate drainage facilities and receiving water bodies for the purpose of maintaining capacity for the safe conveyance of both stormwater run-off and non-stormwater discharges.

(2)  INTENT.  It is the intent of the Village of River Hills that this ordinance regulates post-construction storm water discharges to waters of the State.  This ordinance may be applied on a site-by-site basis.  The Village recognizes, however, that the preferred method of achieving the storm water performance standards set forth in this ordinance is through the preparation and implementation of comprehensive, systems-level storm water management plans that cover hydrologic units, such as watersheds, on a municipal and regional scale.  Such plans may prescribe regional storm water devices, measures or systems, any of which regulates post-construction storm water discharges to waters of the State.  Where such plans are in conformance with the provisions in ss. NR 151.12(90) and 151.24(8), Wis. Adm. Code, for regional storm water management measures and have been approved by the Village, it is the intent of this ordinance that the approved plan be used to identify post-construction management measures acceptable for the community.