Stormwater Ordinance

The Stormwater Management Ordinance (PDF) (Chapter 11.6 of the Code of the City of Roanoke [1979], as amended) was adopted by City Council on May 19, 2014, and became effective on July 1, 2014. A Stormwater Management Design Manual is incorporated in the ordinance by reference and includes details on design of stormwater management systems, procedures for the submittal and review of stormwater management plans, and maintenance requirements. The manual was revised on July 1, 2014, to incorporate residential drainage requirements and a revised maintenance agreement.

The SWM Facilities and Storm Drain Systems final approval (PDF) can be read online.

Design Manual