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Water Resources Protection Manual


Valley Water uses the Water Resources Protection Manual to administer the Water Resources Protection Ordinance.  The entire document can be found here.

The Manual has been broken down into the following chapters:

Chapter 1 – Requirements and Recommendations

  • Riparian Corridor Protection
  • Levee and Pipeline Protection
  • General Landscaping
  • Streambed Stability and Streambed Conditions
  • Encroachments Between the Top of Bank
  • Erosion Prevention and Repair
  • Grading
  • Outfalls, Pump Stations, and Site Drainage
  • Channelization
  • Utility Encroachments
  • Trail Construction
  • Septic Systems
  • Groundwater Protection
  • Flood Protection

Chapter 2 – Additional Standards

  • Additional Standards for District Encroachment Permits

Chapter 3 – Design Guides