Water Management & Sediment Control Regulations

The purpose of Water Management and Sediment Control (WMSC) regulatins is to establish management and conservation practices which will eliminate or abate soil erosion and degradation of waters from sediment caused by non-farm earth disturbing activities. These regulation further intend, but are not limited to accomplish several things:

1. Eliminate or minimize downstream flooding, erosion and sediment damages caused by development and other earth disturbing activities
2. Eliminate or reduce damage to watercourses which may be caused by increases in the volume of the runoff entering the streams or by the sediment and pollutants contained in the stormwater runoff
3. Establish a basis for the design of a stormwater management system in order to protect the current and future rights and options of both dominant and sub-servient property owners and help assure the long-term adequacy of the storm water management system
4. Encourage innovative design that will enhance the control of erosion and sediment in a manner consistent with he intent of the regulation
5. Provide for innovative design of the controlled release of stormwater from the site

The WMSC regulations separate earth disturbing activities into four (4) types of site development:
1. Site developement for subdivisions, commercial developments and industrial developments
2. Site development for single commercial or industrial buildings, including additions and accesory buildings.
3. Construction of residential homes that are located in approved subdivisions and residential homes on single lots of any size, including additions and accesory buildings
4. Cut, fill or grading on existing parcel (s) or lot (s).

The WMSC regulations are administered by the City Engineer/Public Works Director, Nate Clayton, and he will enforce thse regulations and issue such notices and orders as may be necessary. The Board of Zoning Appeals will manage the appeals process in accordance with section 1131.01 of the Milford Zoning Ordinance.
If you have any questions, Nate Clayton is available Monday through Friday at City Hall or he can be reached at (513) 576-5468.

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