Stormwater is an important water resource, recharging groundwater as it makes its way to lakes and streams. However, land development often eliminates features that moderate stormwater runoff, exposing soil to erosion, limiting natural absorption, and increasing pollutants in runoff. Instead of a valuable resource, stormwater becomes a costly and sometimes dangerous problem. 

This chapter provides several models for local governments to adopt to meet or exceed their responsibilities for managing stormwater under state and federal law. 

The chapter is available as a PDF and as a Word document for easy editing and adaption to local needs. Download PDF of Stormwater Control Measures Chapter (55 pages). 

Part A

5.Stormwater Control Measures 

5.1 Steep Slopes 

5.1.1 Lot Frontage and Driveways on Steep Slopes 

5.1.2 Steep Slope and Erosion Control Performance Standards 

5.1.3 Steep Slope Protection Overlay District 

5.2 Stormwater Management and Reducing Impervious Surfaces 

5.3 Mitigation for Failure to Reduce Impermeable Surface Coverage 

Part B

5.4 Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management 

5.4.1 Model Stormwater Management and Erosion & Sediment Control with Plug-in Provisions for Impaired Waters and Enhanced Phosphorus Removal Watersheds 

5.4.2 Model Stormwater Management and Erosion and Sediment Control Law with Additional Provisions for Community Resiliency 

5.4.3 Erosion and Sediment Control Law with Stream Corridor Management Provisions 

5.5 Stormwater Utility