Stormwater Management Division - City of Melbourne, Florida

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Education Resources

 Water Education Site 
Resource for teachers, parents, students and the public.  Contains interactive games, hands-on lessons and information for all audiences.  By SJRWMD. 
 Polluted Runoff for Kids

Nonpoint source Kids Page.  Fun Puzzles and activities. By EPA. 

 Articles & Activities
Articles and Activity Sheets for Middle School Students.  By EPA.

Stormwater Utility
Contact Information

City of Melbourne
Engineering Department
Stormwater Utility
900 Strawbridge Ave
Melbourne, FL  32901
Telephone:  (321) 608-7341
Fax:  (321) 608-7319
engineering@melbourneflorida.org
Report Stormwater Pollution!
Call the Stormwater Hotline at 953-6241
 
Outreach & Education

The City's stormwater public outreach and educational activities continue to evolve with much success.   Just a few of our activities are highlighted below.  If you are interested in any of these programs, please don't hesitate to contact us at engineering@melbourneflorida.org


Environmental Shows & Exhibits

The City of Melbourne hosts and participates in several environmental events each year.   Our successful "Florida Friendly Landscaping Seminar" held each spring draws over 500 residents. 
This half-day event features key speakers focusing on good landscape techniques so they need less water, fertilizers and pesticides; irrigation techniques; and Florida native plants.    Our 2004 event was aired on Space Coast Government TV and is available at local libraries.

The City also hosts its annual "Showerhead Exchange Program" at Melbourne  Square Mall each year during 'National Drinking Water Week'.  Residents bring in their old showerheads to exchange them with water conserving models at no charge.   Last year we exchanged more than 800 showerheads.

Participating events also include the "Home & Garden Show" held each year at the Melbourne Auditorium and the "Better Living Expo" at the Melbourne square mall.  For additional information on these programs, contact the Environmental Outreach Manager at (321) 953-6302.   Additional information is available at our Water Conservation & Environmental Outreach website.


School Presentations


The City of Melbourne typically holds over thirty school presentations every year.   These presentations cover water facts, water pollution prevention and water conservation. 


The City purchased an EnviroScape® training model which dramatically demonstrates water pollution and its prevention by allowing the children to visually understand how they contribute to water quality problems and how they can be part of the solution.  If your organization is interested in a school presentation using the EnviroScape® model, please contact the For additional information on these programs, contact the Environmental Outreach Manager at (321) 953-6302.


Homeowner Presentations

Homeowner presentations are conducted on a regular basis.   Topics discussed include an overview of the stormwater utility, discussion regarding the EPA, FDEP, Stormwater Rule, Clean Water Act, Water Management  Districts and local ordinances. 

A question and answer session follows regarding our natural resources and homeowner responsibilities to prevent stormwater pollution.  Literature is readily available at all meetings.

If your homeowners' association is interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact the For additional information on these programs, please call (321) 953-6302.


Storm Drain Markers

The City of Melbourne began its storm drain marking program in 2003.    Storm drain markers are installed on storm drain inlets throughout the City to remind citizens that what goes down the storm drain flows to the Indian River Lagoon.  If your volunteer group  is interested in participating in this program, click here to download our volunteer program packet or call (321) 608-7341.

 

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