In addition to adoption and implementation of the Metro Water District’s model ordinances,
local governments within the District are required to undertake a
number of complementary local management measures included in the Watershed Management Plan.
These measures form a comprehensive program for addressing watershed
and stormwater issues within the Metro Water District. In addition, the
Plan also provides additional optional management measures which are
intended to serve as a resource for additional watershed management
efforts at the local level.
Both the required and optional local management measures are organized into the following functional categories:
- Legal Authority – Stormwater and watershed protection model ordinances.
- Watershed Planning – Community-wide and inter-jurisdictional planning efforts and activities at the watershed scale.
- Land Development – Programs and activities focused on the site-level impacts of development projects.
- Asset Management – Ongoing management, operations and maintenance of stormwater system assets.
- Pollution Prevention – Programs that reduce or eliminate potential
pollutants to the stormwater system and downstream receiving waters.
- Watershed Conditions Assessment – Chemical, biological, and habitat monitoring of streams.
- Education and Public Awareness – Public education and involvement programs related to stormwater and nonpoint source pollution.
- Resource-specific Measures – Programs based on conditions within a local watershed that necessitate additional protection.
More detail on the local management measures can be found in Sections 5 and 6 of the Watershed Management Plan.