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DEFINITION

"Housing Developments" include single-family homes, multifamily homes, condominiums, and apartments of ten units or more.

GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

1.
Peak Storm Water Runoff Discharge Rate:
Post-development peak storm water runoff discharge rates shall not exceed the estimated pre-development rate for developments where the increased peak storm water discharge rate will result in increased potential for downstream erosion.
2.
Conserve natural and landscaped areas.
3.
Provide planter boxes and/or landscaped areas in yard/courtyard spaces.
4.
Properly design trash storage areas to provide screens or walls to prevent off-site transport of trash.
5.
Provide proof on ongoing BMP maintenance of any structural BMP’s installed.
6.
Design Standards for Structural or Treatment Control BMPs:
Post-construction treatment control BMPs are required to incorporate, at minimum, either a volumetric or flow based treatment control design or both, to mitigate (infiltrate, filter or treat) storm water runoff.

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A complete handbook titled "Development Best Management Practices Handbook, Part B – Planning Activities" describing the above requirements in detail is available here.

Related Internal Links

Main SUSMP Page

SUSMP Infiltration Requirements and Guidelines [pdf 49kb]

Flow Chart of the Plan Review and Approval Process

What to Submit?

SUSMP Fees [PDF 143Kb]

Forms

Redevelopment Definition

Development BMPs Handbook Part B: Planning Activities

SUSMP Conference

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Related External Links

State Water Resources Control Board SUSMP Website