NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System

NPDES is a National System that has its origins in the Clean Water Act. The Environmental Protection Agency has given most States the authority to administer the program through the use of Generic Permits.

The City of Deltona has one such permit: the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System or, MS4 Generic Permit.

  1. How is it measured?
  2. Nutrient Pollution
  3. Clean Practices

Our storm drains are separate from our sanitary sewer. This means that anything dumped into a storm drain does not get treated and may discharge directly into nearby lakes, streams, or other surface waters, endangering the various species which may call it home.

6 Control Measures to our program:

  1. Public Education and Outreach as to Stormwater Impacts.
  2. Public Involvement/Participation.
  3. Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination.
  4. Construction Site Stormwater Runoff Control.
  5. Post-Construction Stormwater Management in New Development and Redevelopment.
  6. Pollution Prevention/Good Housekeeping for Municipal Operations.

Deltona then developed Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Measurable Goals to assist in the implementation of these Control Measures. For more information or volunteer opportunities please contact the City of Deltona NPDES Inspector's Office at 386-878-8962.

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