Currently, all development and redevelopment projects in the City of Fort Worth are required to adhere to the established documents, manuals, policies, rules and ordinances apply to all development and redevelopment projects associated with platting activities and modifications to public infrastructure. The primary mechanism regulating post-construction stormwater controls in the City of Fort Worth is the Stormwater Management Design Manual. This manual has been adopted via ordinance to implement structural and nonstructural controls for our community.
To further address the post-construction control requirements addressed in this section of the permit, the City of Fort Worth is currently in the process of developing and adopting a Grading Ordinance which will control grading activities for all projects which disturb 0.5 acres or more of land. This ordinance will also include the adoption of the 2010 revision of the NCTCOG iSWM manual and updated local criteria manual to increase the level of protection of the City of Fort Worth’s stormwater infrastructure. The new manual adopts the explicit standards for construction runoff control and requires an integrated process for construction and post-construction controls.
The City of Fort Worth is evaluating current and upcoming changes in local ordinance, policies and procedures to ensure that the requirements of this permit are adequately addressed. The City of Fort Worth fully intends to comply with the requirements established to ensure all required development activities are properly addressed.
Additionally this manual addresses the need to establish policies and procedures to provide for long-term operation and maintenance of BMPs within the City of Fort Worth. Developers implementing structural BMPs are required to enter into an agreement with the city for perpetual maintenance. Policy statements in the manual addressing long term operation and maintenance are:
City of Fort Worth Stormwater Management Plan
Integrated Stormwater Management Page