What are the laws regulating the discharge of stormwater?
Stormwater is the greatest threat to our nation's waters. Only recently has strong regulation been passed that reduces runoff pollution to our drinking, recreational and fishery waters. The Clean Water Act helped reduce industrial and wastewater discharges but did little to address the widespread pollutant loading from our storms. In the '70's, St. Johns River Water Management District began requiring private development to retain a portion of their stormwater on-site. This regulation (FAC 40C-42) greatly helped reduce runoff from private properties. Now the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) is passing legislation that will enforce strict stormwater regulation on cities and counties. By the beginning of the 2nd millennium, cities and counties across the nation will be greatly reducing the pollutants from stormwater. This legislation called NPDES (National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Program) will greatly improve our waters.

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1. How do I report a pollutant discharge violation?
2. Am I in a flood zone?
3. How is storm runoff treated?
4. What are the laws regulating the discharge of stormwater?
5. How much runoff can there possibly be from Cocoa Beach?
6. Can we ever stop all the runoff into our waters?
7. Why is dredging considered a stormwater activity?
8. What is muck?
9. What are those openings in the curb along roads?