Stormwater is the flow of water during and immediately after a rainfall. As stormwater flows, it picks up particles and pollutants from roads, yards, parking lots and roofs. The result is stormwater runoff. Stormwater runoff is a concern from a water quantity standpoint with flooding and from a water quality standpoint with polutants.
Pollutants found in stormwater include:
(unincorporated dwellings/developments only)
If you are a residential customer (single-family dwelling), your fee is $72 a year, assessed with your annual property tax bill in October.
Fees for non-residential customers are calculated based on an Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) of 2,775 square feet of impervious (water can't get through) surface. Developments pay $6/month per ERU, without fee reductions for large parcels.
Some developments are eligible for credits.
Stormwater ordinance for developed property (pdf format)
Stormwater fee credit form [PDF] - (Affects some corporations)
A benefit to our community
The Stormwater Management program is designed to reduce flooding and improve water quality from stormwater runoff. Capital projects over the last 10 years and improved maintenance of drainage facilities have reduced erosion and sedimentation in canals and ditches and have reduced building and street flooding. Other projects have improved the quality of water in our canals, lakes and rivers.
Volusia County continues to identify stormwater management projects for implementation. Funding for these projects comes from stormwater fees and through grants from the St. Johns River Water Management District, USDA NRCS and the Department of Environmental Protection.Operations and maintenance
Maintenance of stormwater infrastructure is an important component of a stormwater management program. The Drainage Task Team of the Road & Bridge Division conducts periodic stormwater systems maintenance to ensure maximum performance and service life, including:
To help lower maintenance costs and protect our water resources, it is important to have programs to reduce sediment deposits and debris. Street sweeping and erosion control projects are highly effective ways to reduce pollution.Water Quality
The Road & Bridge Division is dedicated to improving the quality of Volusia County’s surface waters by identifying and prioritizing water quality strategies related to stormwater management.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) has adopted the Mosquito Lagoon Reasonable Assurance Plan (RAP), which was created through a partnership that includes Volusia County, City of New Smyrna Beach, City of Edgewater, City of Oak Hill and the FDOT. The Mosquito Lagoon RAP is the product of a locally driven stakeholder initiative that establishes the restoration activities and projects that will address nutrient impairments in Mosquito Lagoon.
If you have any questions, please call us at 386-822-6422.