[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Pleasant Prairie 6-12-1995 (§ 8.11 of the 1988 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DETENTION BASIN
- A topographical depression created naturally or by man-made methods that detains water during a storm event but is usually dry or not submerged in water all other times.
- Any material or compound element, natural or man-made, which would reduce the volume of water that could be stored in a basin.
- RETENTION BASIN
- A topographical depression created naturally or by man-made methods that holds water at all times but retains an additional volume of water during a storm event, that eliminates or reduces flooding of any area downstream from the outfall of the basin.
- YARD WASTE
- Grass clippings, garden waste, leaves, branches, weeds that have been pulled loose, dirt or mulch, any other organic waste generated by a property.
It shall be illegal to fill or deposit any yard waste in any retention or detention basin in the Village of Pleasant Prairie.
Water shall not be diverted to a retention or detention basin that does not naturally drain to said basin.
It shall be illegal to alter, change or inhibit in any manner the shape, size, or slope of any outfall structure of any detention or retention basin.