It is a permit issued by the Engineering Division allowing connection to the County's major drainage system as defined in Title 17 of the County ordinances. These facilities are basically all major streams, canals, the Jordan River and interjurisdictional conduits.
The County Operations Division maintains streets in unincorporated areas. Each municipality maintains streets in their jurisdiction. Individual homeowners are required to maintain sidewalks in front of their house.
Stormwater discharges to streams, rivers and lakes are not treated. Any material that gets into the gutter or drainageway goes to the stream. About one-half the water pollution in the U.S. is caused by this type pollution.
As grass clippings and leaves decompose, bugs and other decomposers use oxygen in the water. That leaves less oxygen for "good" bugs and fish. Before development, leaves and grass clippings did not get into the streams like they do today. Used oil should be recycled and pet waste bagged and put in the trash.
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