2016 Mississippi Code
Title 51 - Waters, Water Resources, Water Districts, Drainage, and Flood Control
Chapter 39 - Storm Water Management Districts
§ 51-39-3. Legislative findings and declarations
The Legislature hereby finds and declares that:
(a) Storm water may contain contaminants which can degrade surface water quality;
(b) Due to the volume of water and the rate of flow, storm water runoff can pose a flood hazard to public and private property;
(c) The proper management of storm water is of concern to all citizens and is an activity thoroughly affecting the public interest;
(d) In certain areas of the state, the health, safety and welfare of the people of this state require efficient management of storm water;
(e) Federal regulations require portions of some local governments to develop and implement storm water management programs;
(f) There is a need for proper planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance of appropriate measures for the management of storm water; and
(g) There is a need to foster cooperation among local governments in addressing concerns resulting from storm water management, therefore it is necessary and desirable to authorize the creation of storm water management districts by counties and municipalities to plan for, design, acquire, construct, operate and maintain appropriate measures for management of storm water.
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