Stormwater Management Program

Stormwater Management Program

  • 507 Ocean Avenue
    Melbourne Beach, FL 32951
    Hours: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Monday through Thursday
    (Call for appointment)
  • Stormwater Hotline: (321) 724-5860, After Hours Emergency: (321) 286-6125

Stormwater Management Program

stormwater-graphicStormwater runoff, a critical pollutant carrier, generally discharges into Indian River Lagoon.  These pollutants consist of oil, heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers originating from lawns and vehicles.  The quality of our environment and the recreation value of the Lagoon have decreased over the years and has resulted in federal and state government regulations to reduce and possibly eliminate some of the adverse environmental impacts of pollutants in our daily lives.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has delegated responsibility to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to implement the National Pollutant Discharge and Elimination System (NPDES) of the Clean Water Act.  The NPDES will regulate local point source and non-point source discharges of stormwater runoff into surface water.  All municipalities and counties must obtain a NPDES permit from DEP on or before 2004, and develop/implement a stormwater management program that includes the best management practices (BMP’s) with measurable goals for the six minimum control measures (listed below).  The Town of Melbourne Beach currently has an active stormwater management program with restrictive rules on development runoff control and pollution prevention.  The Town also provides a stormwater management system funded through its existing stormwater utility fees.

Information about the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) can be found at

The Water Quality Sampling Database is designed to allow you to search for information by watershed, county and water body and to determine levels of dissolved oxygen, pH and chemicals in the water’s makeup. This site is updated as information is gathered in the field and can be found at

Florida Yards & Neighborhoods – Protecting Florida’s Natural Resources
Through Environmentally Friendly Landscaping and Lawncare

Best Management Practices (BMP’s) under the NPDES Permit

  1. Public Education and Outreach
  2. Public Participation / Involvement
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination-
  4. Construction Site Runoff Control
  5. Post-Construction Runoff Control
  6. Pollution Prevention / Good Housekeeping

Documents and Presentations:

Stormwater Masterplan (PDF): This is the Stormwater Plan Update. The file is quite large and make take a while to download for view.

PowerPoint Presentation – March: This is a PowerPoint Presentation.

Illicit Discharge

An Illicit Discharge is defined as:

Any discharge of the Town’s municipal separate storm sewer system or to waters of the United States which is not entirely of stormwater, unless exempted pursuant to F.S. 27-28, to the discharge to the Town’s municipal storm separate sewer system or to waters of the United States which is not in compliance with federal, Florida or local permits.


Illicit Discharge Reporting

Illicit Discharge Detection Reporting Form

If you suspect violations of the Town’s Illicit Discharge Ordinance, you may either call Town Hall at (321) 724-5860 or complete the form provided below.

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