The purpose of stormwater management is to alleviate flooding and to improve water quality in our lakes, ponds, and bay. This service is very important to promote a cleaner, safer city while protecting our vast natural water ways by not allowing stormwater runoff to carry unwanted pollutants to these water bodies.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Mandated by Congress under the EPA’s Clean Water Act, the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program is a comprehensive national program for addressing polluted storm water runoff.
The City of Callaway is regulated under that program and must develop and follow a stormwater quality management plan to operate its storm sewer system. The plan is based on six different types of activities:
- Public Education and Outreach
- Public Involvement and Participation
- Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination
- Construction Site Runoff Control
- Post-Construction Stormwater Management
- Improving Municipal Operations
- University of Florida: The University of Florida Bay County Cooperative Extension Services offers a course on Environmental Horticulture that educates homeowners on best management practices to improve quality of stormwater runoff.
- United States Environmental Protection Agency:
For questions on this program or to report a construction site drainage concern, erosion and sediment control, illicit discharge, or any drainage issue, contact the Public Works Department at (850) 871-1033 or fill out the Complaint Form.