This portion of the program is responsible for enforcing county ordinances and state rules governing the treatment and disposal of domestic wastewater. If not properly treated and stabilized, domestic wastewater can pose a serious health hazard, create a nuisance situation and degrade both the County's natural resources and the residents' quality of life.
Domestic wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Volusia County range in size from small package plants servicing a single location, such as a condominium or mobile home park, to municipal facilities treating millions of gallons of wastewater a day.
Routine inspections of the WWTPs are performed to ensure compliance with the operating permits issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the state laws governing their operation. Inspections are also conducted in response to citizen complaints.
Following an inspection, the owners and operators of the facility are notified in writing of the results of the inspection. Generally, owners are cooperative in correcting deficiencies and bringing their facilities back into compliance without formal enforcement.