County of Douglas

Douglas Stormwater Regulations

As one of Nebraska's MS4  permitted counties, Douglas has a county wide stormwater management plan which includes post-construction and maintenance requirements. These standards incorporate state level regulations.

excerpt- Stormwater management plan

Post-Construction Stormwater Control (PCSC)

Goal of PCSC: Require permanent measures that protect stormwater quality from new development and redevelopment projects.

5. A. Douglas County will apply regionally relevant Post-Construction stormwater management guidance and require stormwater BMPs for all new development and redevelopment which promote:

  1. Peak flow reduction or maintenance;
  2. Urban pollution reduction especially for streams with specific impairment or TMDL;
  3. Natural landscape area preservation, restoration, and conservation;
  4. Erosion prevention and sediment control.

All Years: Continue to implement the revised Douglas County Land Use Regulations and require all new development and redevelopment applications include submittal of the land development scorecard and Post Construction Stormwater Management Plan. Promote local examples of best efforts made to date to comply with the revised Douglas County Land Use Regulations

B. Douglas County will maintain a database of the location and water quality benefits of each structural BMP (both public and private). All Years: Georeference and photograph the locations of any new structural BMPs (private and public) into a GIS database. Monitor new development and redevelopment plans for structural BMPs to include in the BMP location database.

C. Douglas County will require all structural water quality BMPs (both public and private) to be inspected and maintained as defined in the regionally relevant Post-Construction stormwater management guidance. All Years: Conduct an initial inspection at the time each structural BMP is located for georeference into the BMP database. Require maintenance agreement for all private structural BMPs included in new development and redevelopment projects Inspect and require maintenance of all BMPs according to schedule.

Construction stormwater management guidance.

Conduct an initial inspection at the time each structural BMP is located for georeference into the BMP database. Require maintenance agreement for all private structural BMPs included in new development and redevelopment projects. Inspect and require maintenance of all BMPs according to schedule.

links

County Stormwater Page

Douglas Stormwater Management Plan