2009 Rhode Island Code
Title 45 - Towns and cities
CHAPTER 45-61.1 - Storm Drainage System Maintenance
§ 45-61.1-2 - Storm drainage system inspection.
§ 45-61.1-2 Storm drainage system inspection. (a) Storm drainage systems are herein defined as catch basins, conveyance structures, and structural best management practices (BMPs) used for peak flow mitigation and runoff control/containment, water quality improvement and/or flood plain compensation.
(b) In accordance with the findings of § 45-61-2 and the purposes of this chapter, all storm drainage systems that are part of a regulated small municipal separate storm sewer system (small MS4), as defined in department of environmental management Rule 31(a)(5)(i) of the RIPDES Regulations, shall be inspected at least once per year, except those storm drainage systems that are not designated by the owner or operator of a regulated small MS4 pursuant to subsection 45-61.1-3(b) as being prone to street flooding and/or contributing significantly to storm water management problems. Storm drainage systems prone to flooding or contributing significantly to storm water management problems shall be inspected at least once per year and maintained and cleaned as necessary in order to reduce the risks of flooding and ensure proper functioning of storm drain systems.
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