The County of Pulaski has enacted a Stormwater Ordinance in order to establish minimum stormwater management requirements and controls to protect and safeguard the general health, safety, and welfare of the public residing in watersheds within this jurisdiction. The County of Pulaski is the permitting authority for all land disturbing activities and requires the land owner to maintain all on-site stormwater control facilities and all open space areas (e.g. parks or “green” areas) required by the approved stormwater control plan. The County of Pulaski will only provide construction permits to projects that establish a plan to manage stormwater runoff occurring during the construction process. The County of Pulaski, under the NPDES program, also has the authority to inspect properties for noncompliance and can issue a notice of violation (NOV) for any deficiency or infraction onsite. Property owners are responsible for the maintenance of any stormwater facilities or practices located on the property. The County of Pulaski has the authority to inspect stormwater facilities and practices in order to ascertain that they are properly maintained and functioning.
8. Post-construction stormwater runoff control. Any owner, developer or occupant within the County shall install and maintain erosion and sediment controls during land disturbing activities (Article II, Section 4) from new development and redevelopment projects in order to reduce pollutants from stormwater from entering waterways.
1. Public and private maintenance responsibilities under the stormwater management system.
2. Contractor/Owner Inspections and Maintenance. The owner shall be responsible for inspections and maintenance on the site.
a) Inspections and maintenance must be documented and readily available for review. Inspections are required as follows:
4. Private responsibilities:
a) Each developer of land within the County has a responsibility to provide on the developer's property all approved stormwater runoff management facilities to ensure the adequate drainage and control of stormwater on the developer's property both during and after construction of such facilities.
b) Each developer, owner or property owners association has a responsibility and duty before and after construction to properly operate and maintain any on-site stormwater runoff control facility which has not been accepted for maintenance by the public. Such responsibility is to be transmitted to subsequent owners through appropriate covenants.
c) All private systems not dedicated to the County shall have adequate easement to permit the County to inspect and, if necessary, to take corrective action should the responsible entitity fail to properly maintain the system.
d) All private stormwater facilities shall be maintained in proper condition consistent with the performance standards for which they were originally designed.
5. Maintenance Agreement (privately-owned facilities only):
a) A proposed inspection and maintenance agreement shall be submitted to the County Engineer for all private on-site stormwater discharge control facilities prior to the approval of the stormwater management plan. Such agreement shall be in a form and content acceptable to the County Engineer and shall be the responsibility of the private owner. Such agreeement shall provide for access to the facility by virtue of a non-exclusive perpetual easement in favor of the County at reasonable times for regular inspection by the County Engineer. This agreement will identify who will have the maintenance responsibility. Possible arrangements for this maintenance responsibility might include the following:
b) All maintenance agreements shall contain or uphold, without limitation, the following provisions:
Stormwater Management Ordinance Pulaski County
City of Little Rock Stormwater Management and Drainage Manual