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Broadview Heights looks to tighten stormwater control requirements due to flooding

Broadview Heights looks to tighten stormwater control requirements due to flooding
Broadview Heights will likely tighten its stormwater control requirements to curb flooding on residential properties, under legislation proposed by the city administration.

Broadview Heights City Council, which has been meeting in a gymnasium due to COVID-19, may tighten the city's stormwater control requirements, due to flooding.com) BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio -- The city will likely tighten its stormwater control requirements to curb flooding on residential properties.Also, developers would have to reduce the amount of stormwater flowing from their construction sites by an additional 20 percent, said Broadview Heights Engineer Gary Yelenosky.This came after a newly formed citizens group, Citizens Coalition for a Better Broadview Heights, expressed concern about how future home construction might worsen flooding in their neighborhoods.

Under legislation proposed by the administration, developers building homes and businesses would have to provide infrastructure -- including sewers, culverts and manholes -- that can handle a 100-year storm.At the meeting, Yelenosky cautioned that moving from a 50-year storm to a 100-year storm standard will mean that construction will be more expensive for everyone -- including the city when it builds or replaces storm sewers.

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