The following is general information pertaining to the specifics of the The Watershed Management Ordinance (WMO)
WMO (As amended on April 7, 2022) (6.86 MB)
Redline (As amended on April 7, 2022) (6.89 MB)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
WMO Permit Application Forms and Fees
Permit Flow Charts -- Under Revision, Currently Unavailable
Information Pamphlets for Developers and Homeowners
Authorized Municipalities and Multi-County Municipalities
Detention and Volume Control Trading
The MWRD developed a Technical Guidance Manual (TGM), which will serve as a technical reference to the WMO. The TGM documents are accessible through the links below.
Technical Guidance Manual (TGM)
Appendix C. Standard Details & Notes (Updated October 2022)
On April 7, 2022, the District’s Board of Commissioners adopted an amendment to the WMO imposing new regulatory requirements and defining new terminology for projects involving and/or impacting wetlands. A new Wetland/Riparian Environment Verification Form is available (for a $750 fee) to applicants who wish to receive verification of wetlands prior to submitting a full WMO permit application. This proposed amendment also includes clarifications to both the volume control and detention requirements for stormwater management, and allows dry floodproofing for non-residential structures.
The District held two virtual public meetings to discuss the April 7, 2022 amendment of the WMO and the new Watershed Management Ordinance Permit application submittal system (WPASS). Slides from the virtual meetings can be accessed at the link below: