Floyds Fork DRO
Jefferson County Division of Planning and Development Services
Drainage and Water Quality
a. On site wastewater disposal systems should be located to minimize potential water
pollution. Lateral fields should be sited at least 150 feet from the ordinary high water
mark of a stream shown on Map A.
b. Areas identified as wetlands in studies approved by government agencies should be
preserved in their natural state. Drainage, flooding patterns and any hydrologic system(s) needed to sustain the
wetlands should not be altered. Existing vegetation and wildlife habitat should be
c. To avoid soil loss, property damage, pollution and clean-up costs, an erosion and
sediment control plan should be submitted for major subdivisions and other developments
with potentially significant water quality impacts. Guidelines found in the Soil Erosion
and Sediment Control Practices Section of MSDs design manual currently in
effect are to be used when preparing an erosion and sediment control plan. Additional
information on this topic is available from Planning Commission staff.
d. Runoff from impervious surfaces should be conveyed in a manner that minimizes
erosion. Natural stormwater channels are preferred over manmade materials such as
conveyances constructed of concrete.
e. Adequate provision should be made to prevent any storm or surface water from
damaging the cut face of any excavation or the sloping face of any fill. When necessary
for protection of critical areas, diversion ditches or terraces should be provided.
f. Developers of major subdivisions should plant, water and maintain vegetative cover
on graded slopes on each unsold property until all properties have been sold.
For additional information regarding development and land use controls within the
Floyds Fork DRO contact the Jefferson County Division of Planning and Development
Services, 531 Court Place 9th Floor, Louisville, KY 40202, (502)
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