Chapter 15.08
FLOOD CONTROL

Sections:

15.08.010    Building inspector review.

15.08.020    Planning commission review.

15.08.030    Chelan-Douglas Health District authority.

15.08.010 Building inspector review.

The building inspector shall review all building permit applications for new construction or substantial improvements to determine whether proposed building sites will be reasonably safe from flooding. If a proposed building site is in a location that has a flood hazard, any proposed new construction or substantial improvement (including prefabricated and mobile homes) must:

A. Be designed (or modified) and anchored to prevent flotation, collapse, or lateral movement of the structure;

B. Use construction materials and utility equipment that are resistant to flood damage; and

C. Use construction methods and practices that will minimize flood damage. (Ord. 489 § 1, 1975).

15.08.020 Planning commission review.

The planning commission shall review subdivision proposals and other proposed new developments to assure that:

A. All such proposals are consistent with the need to minimize flood damage;

B. All public utilities and facilities, such as sewer, gas, electrical, and other water systems are located, elevated, and constructed to minimize or eliminate flood damage; and

C. Adequate drainage is provided so as to reduce exposure to flood hazards. (Ord. 489 § 2, 1975).

15.08.030 Chelan-Douglas Health District authority.

The Chelan-Douglas Health

District is authorized to require new or replacement water supply systems and/or sanitary sewage systems to be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharges from the systems into flood water, and require on-site waste disposal systems to be located so as to avoid impairment of them or contamination from them during flooding. (Ord. 491 § 1, 1975).