Since the 1980s, the Town’s Land Use Ordinance (LUO) has required stormwater management as part of development projects. Beginning in 2004, the Town’s stormwater management efforts have been regulated under an NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) permit. One section of the permit is for “post construction” stormwater management; this permit element includes requirements for maintenance and inspection of “Stormwater Control Measures” (SCMs). SCMs are regulated stormwater devices that treat runoff to reduce both water quantity and quality impacts. The essence of the approach being pursued in Carrboro is that the property owner has responsibility for maintenance of stormwater devices.
Additional details about the Town’s program for privately owned SCMs are available in the "Related Documents" section below