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17.39.010 Intent.

The Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) is authorized to facilitate the development and management of the City’s storm sewer and drainage system facilities to adequately convey, manage and protect the water quality of discharges of stormwater runoff.  This Chapter applies to the City storm sewer and drainage systems as defined in this Chapter.  This Chapter provides BES the authority to ensure these systems are operated in a manner that protects public health and the environment.