Runoff Rules May Raise Construction Costs

Proposed stormwater runoff rules aim to keep polluted water from entering the ocean but could also increase development costs in the Los Angeles area.
June 18, 2000, 9pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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The proposed stormwater runoff rules will require new development in the Los Angeles area to treat rainwater before it enters storm drains. The new rules are aimed at keeping pollutants from entering ocean water. Builder groups and cities are critical of these rules and say that they will increase construction costs as new developments will be required take measures such as constructing detention basins.

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Published on Sunday, June 18, 2000 in The New York Times
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