Permitting Overview

Updated CRWD Rules
updates effective May 1, 2015.

Capitol Region Watershed District issues permits to ensure that runoff from development and redevelopment activity does not adversely affect the water resources of CRWD. Stormwater runoff from construction sites contains sediment, as well as phosphorus which adheres to sediment particles. Runoff from construction sites pollutes lakes, rivers and wetlands. Impervious or paved surfaces on new developments generate large volumes of runoff that may contain oil, salt, sediment, bacteria and trash, all of which contribute to poor water quality in CRWD.

The Permitting Program regulates construction sites that are more than one acre by requiring erosion and sediment control during construction, and requires installation of stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) to treat runoff after construction.

Water quality and stormwater management rules (Rules) were adopted by CRWD Board of Managers in September 2006, and subsequently a Permitting Program was created as a vehicle for the Rules’ implementation. As part of promulgating the Rules pursuant to State statutes, a statement of need and reasonableness for the District Rules was prepared to justify the need for the Rules. The SONAR contained two sections: 1) description of the need for the District Rules; and 2) description of why the District believes that the Rules are reasonable. To learn more about the Permitting Program click one of the following links below.
Permit Application and Guidance
Stormwater Management Guidance Material