In all special flood hazard areas the property owner is ultimately responsible for insuring the following provisions have been considered:
A. New construction and substantial improvements shall be anchored to prevent floatation, collapse or lateral movement of the structure.
B. New construction and substantial improvements shall be constructed with materials and utility equipment resistant to flood damage.
C. New construction or substantial improvements shall be constructed by methods and practices that minimize flood damage.
D. Electrical, heating, ventilation, plumbing, air conditioning equipment and other service facilities, including duct work, shall be designed and/or located so as to prevent water from entering or accumulating within the components during conditions of flooding.
E. New and replacement water supply systems shall be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the system.
F. New and replacement sanitary sewage systems shall be designed to minimize or eliminate infiltration of flood waters into the systems and discharges from the systems into flood waters.
G. On-site waste disposal systems shall be located and constructed to avoid impairment to them or contamination from them during flooding.
H. Any alteration, repair, reconstruction or improvements to a building that is in compliance with the provisions of this ordinance shall meet the requirements of “new construction” as contained in this ordinance.
I. Any alteration, repair, reconstruction or improvements to a building that is not in compliance with the provisions of this ordinance, shall be undertaken only if said non-conformity is not furthered, extended, or replaced.
J. Prior to any proposed alteration or relocation of any channels or of any watercourse, stream, etc., within this jurisdiction a permit shall be obtained from the U. S. Corps of Engineers, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission (a joint permit application is available from any of these organizations). Furthermore, notification of the proposal shall be given by the applicant to all affected adjacent jurisdictions, the Department of Conservation and Recreation (Division of Dam Safety and Floodplain Management) and the Federal Insurance Administration.
K. The flood carrying capacity within an altered or relocated portion of any watercourse shall be maintained.