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
swu@melbourneflorida.org
Report Stormwater Pollution!
Call the Stormwater Hotline at 608-7341
 
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 numerous environmental events each year.   Our successful "Florida Friendly Landscaping Seminar" held each spring typically 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.

Events also include the "Home & Garden Show" held each year at the Melbourne Auditorium, Indian River Lagoon Day in November, Earth Day events, Trash Bash, Wonders of Water Nights, and much more. For additional information on these programs, contact the Environmental Outreach Division at (321) 608-5080. Additional information is available at our Water Conservation & Environmental Outreach website.


School Presentations

The City of Melbourne typically holds hundreds of interactive school presentations every year reaching thousands of students from elementary to high school. These presentations cover water facts, water pollution prevention, water conservation, litter reduction and recycling.


Homeowner Presentations

Homeowner presentations are conducted on a regular basis.   Topics discussed include an overview of the stormwater utility, discussion regarding the EPA, FDEP, unfunded mandates and Stormwater Rules. Literature is readily available at all meetings.

If your homeowners' association is interested in scheduling a presentation, please contact us at 608-7341.



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.


Blue Life

BLUE LIFE is a cooperative partnership among non-profit organizations, local governments, businesses, educational institutions and residents - like you - that are determined to reduce the pollutant load to our nationally acclaimed bodies of water including the Indian River Lagoon, St. Johns River and the many tributaries that flow to them. For more information visit www.bluelifefl.org.

 

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