§ 23-308. Drainage.  

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  • Site improvements where drainage is necessary shall be constructed in accordance with this section.

    Sec. 23-308.1 Design standards. Retention areas and other drainage facilities shall not be located in or encroach upon landscape buffers that are required under this chapter. This provision does not prohibit the landscaping of retention areas and drainage easements in accordance with a plan approved by the administrative official.

    a. Subdivisions. All proposed projects for construction approval shall be required to submit site and drainage plans to Southwest Florida Water Management District for application, approval or exemption as specified in F.S. chs. 373 and 120, and Chapter 40-D40, General Surface Water Management Permits, addressing both water quantity and quality aspects of stormwater management. All proposed developments shall be governed by F.S. § 163.3202 F.S. and Rule 9J-23.033 F.A.C. concerning concurrency.

    1. Subdivisions shall be consistent with the need to minimize flood damage.

    2. Subdivisions shall have public facilities and utilities such as sewer, gas, electrical and water systems located and constructed to minimize flood hazards.

    3. Subdivisions shall have drainage provided to reduce exposure to flood hazards.

    b. Commercial and industrial developments. All proposed projects for construction approval containing more than one (1) acre of land shall conform to the same rules as set forth in paragraph (a) above.

    Sec. 23-308.2 Drainage easements.

    a. Drainage easements shall be maintained so that their function is not impaired through plant growth, debris, or permanent fences blocking ingress or egress to this area.

    b. See section 23-309 for restrictions regarding planting and grading of easement areas.

    Sec. 23-308.3 Off-site discharge. Any off-site discharge shall meet the requirements of the permit under the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) issued for the project.

(Ord. No. 2008-45, § 11, 12-16-08)