Section 3 of the Village of Chevy Chase
P.O. Box 15070
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: 301 656-9117


Stormwater Management Design Guidelines

These Guidelines will address the requirement for safely controlling stormwater runoff from new impervious surfaces and will assist residents and home improvement contractors during the design and construction process. The goal of Section 3ís stormwater runoff ordinance is to make sure improvements on one lot do not have an adverse effect on any neighbors or the public right of way.

Stormwater runoff in suburban areas is the primary contributor to soil erosion, flooding and property destruction. As suburban areas become developed with impervious surfaces, the volume of runoff is greatly increased and must be managed and controlled to limit erosion and flooding. Residential areas with medium density housing are particularly vulnerable to flooding due to the close proximity that detached homes have to one another and the limited open space that serves to allow stormwater to infiltrate into the soil. The goal of these Guidelines are to provide options by which a homeowner can manage and control stormwater runoff generated from new impervious surfaces. When we speak about impervious surfaces, they include but are not limited to roof lines, driveways, patios, tennis courts, basketball courts, pools.

Please referance the following pdf for further details.

Stormwater Management Design Guidelines