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Stormwater Treatens Natural HabitatsRegulatory Controls

The Board of Mayor and Aldermen approved the Storm Water Ordinance on August 1, 2006. The Ordinance may be viewed by clicking on the following link.

The Department of Highways drafted supporting Regulations as referenced in the Ordinance. Comments were received and incorporated into the Regulations. The regulations were adopted by the Director of Public Works after the December 5th Highway Commission meeting. The adopted Regulations may be viewed by clicking on the following link.

Storm Water Management Program

The EPA has required moderately populated urban areas (<100,000 population) throughout the United States to develop and implement a Storm Water Management Program (SWMP). There are 37 communities in New Hampshire that fall under this designation and were required to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) by March 10, 2003. Manchester is the largest one of these 37 communities in New Hampshire.

Manchester did submit a timely NOI. The City developed a SWMP for implementation over the next five year permit period and has received acknowledgement of NOI submission from the EPA.

Poor "Best Management Practices"Six Minimum Controls

The SWMP is designed to use a combination of practicable standards to accomplish the six minimum controls of the program. These six minimum controls are:

More detailed information on each of these minimum controls can be viewed by clicking on the links in the left hand column.

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