Development and redevelopment alter the hydrologic response of local watersheds and as reduce
groundwater recharge increase:
Stormwater runoff rates and volumes,
Stream channel erosion,
Nonpoint and point source pollution, and
Sediment transport and deposition.
Changes in stormwater runoff contribute to increased quantities of water-borne pollutants and
alterations in hydrology that are harmful to public health and safety and the natural environment;
These effects can be managed and minimized by applying proper design and well-planned controls to
manage stormwater runoff from development sites; and
The Federal Water Pollution Control Act of 1972 (Clean Water Act) and federal Phase II
Stormwater Rules promulgated under it, as well as rules of the North Carolina Environmental Management
Commission promulgated in response to federal Phase II requirements, compel certain urbanized areas,
including this jurisdiction, to adopt minimum stormwater controls such as those included in this Subpart B.
It is the intention of the Board of Commissioners to enact provisions which are identical to those
existing under the laws of the State of North Carolina, and provisions which in no event are more restrictive
of the landowners of Henderson County than those of the State of North Carolina.