Stormwater Management Program
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:
- Oils and greases
- Animal waste
(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:
- Removing sediment from pipes, inlets and curbing
- Removing debris from ditches and canals
- Chemical and physical weed control in ditches, canals, and retention ponds
- Mowing and inspection of retention ponds
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.
If you have any questions, please call us at 386-822-6422.