City of Melbourne, Florida - Stormwater Management Division

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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

 
The City of Melbourne's Stormwater Utility was established in 1999 to address localized flooding as well as environmental issues related to stormwater runoff. Melbourne's population growth and subsequent change in land use created a need for effective stormwater management. When the stormwater assessments were first implemented, the City of Melbourne began using these funds to construct flood prevention projects, as well as stormwater treatment systems that clean polluted stormwater before it can enter Melbourne's waterways. Though considerable progress has been made, it has not been enough to treat all of the stormwater runoff that drains into the Indian River Lagoon.

In order to meet state and federal mandates that require substantial pollutant reductions, the City is proposing an increase in the stormwater rate of assessment. The Melbourne City Council will hold a public hearing at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, in the City Council Chamber at City Hall, 900 East Strawbridge Avenue, Melbourne, Florida 32901.

Funds collected will be used to complete projects and programs to improve water quality and restore impaired water bodies within the City of Melbourne, including the Indian River Lagoon.

PLEASE NOTE: Parcel-specific notices of the Public Hearing were mailed on July 23, 2014 to all owners of property within the City of Melbourne. These notices contain the estimated amount of assessment. If you own property in the City of Melbourne and did receive a notice, it may have been returned to us by the United States Post Office. To obtain a copy of your notice, please call 708-7842.

For more information on the proposed increase, please visit the following links:
Public Notice | Frequently Asked Questions
 
ILLICIT DISCHARGE LAWS
It is illegal to dispose of yard debris, pet waste, chemicals, oil, or trash into the stormwater system.
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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 system.  Click here to read the illicit discharge ordinance..
Stormwater PollutionDid You Know? 

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)

Report Stormwater Pollution!
Call the Stormwater Hotline at (321) 608-7341

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