The Stormwater Management Ordinance for the City of Manitowoc is intended to control the quality and the quantity of stormwater that is leaving newly developed and redeveloped sites. As the City continues to develop it is important for us to plan for future quantities of stormwater. With this ordinance the City can plan for future increases in stormwater runoff. With increases in stormwater, the City also needs to be prepared for possible increases in contaminants that are associated with urban stormwater runoff. The stormwater management ordinance is one way to help ensure clean water for the future as well as promoting environmentally sensitive decisions.