City of Melbourne
900 Strawbridge Ave
Melbourne, FL 32901
Telephone: (321) 608-7341
Fax: (321) 608-7319
The City of Melbourne's Stormwater Utility
Division addresses localized flooding as well as
environmental issues related to stormwater runoff.
Its function is to prevent flooding to protect your
property and to improve the quality of our water bodies
through pollution prevention measures.
Melbourne’s rapid population growth and our subsequent change
in land use have created a need for effective stormwater
management. A clean water supply is critical for our drinking,
our agriculture, our industry and our recreation.
Over the years,
contaminated stormwater has contributed to a steady
deterioration of the Indian River Lagoon and threatens the
quality of other bodies of water in our area.
The City of Melbourne has
taken a proactive approach to addressing these
issues. In compliance with state and federal regulations
(NPDES Permit), the City administers an aggressive stormwater
management program. A Stormwater Utility Fund was established
in 1999 to help fund stormwater pollution prevention and
drainage improvements to ease flooding.
ILLICIT DISCHARGE LAWS
illegal to dispose of yard debris, pet waste, chemicals,
oil, or trash into the stormwater system.
While many people are not aware that
their daily activities can produce illicit discharges,
others deliberately dump pollutants or have illegal pipe
connections into the storm drain system.
Regardless of whether the source is intentional or
unintentional, it is illegal to dispose of anything into
a storm drain. The Melbourne City Council, continuing
its commitment to prevent stormwater pollution enacted
the Illicit Discharge Ordinance, which establishes rules
and provides for penalties, to prohibit illicit
discharges and connections into the stormwater drainage
to read the illicit discharge ordinance..
| Did You
The Largest source of
stormwater pollution in Melbourne is the general public?
The most common pollutants are trash (fast food
wrappers, cigarette butts & styrofoam cups) and toxins
(used from motor oil, anti-freeze, fertilizer,
pesticides, sewage overflow & pet waste)
Call the Stormwater Hotline at (321) 953-6241