Stormwater Management Program
St. Johns County has been one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With that growth an added burden has been placed on our water supply and recreational waterways. St. Johns County residents must do their part to ensure that our area’s growth does not result in pollution of the local waterways.
National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit Program
The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Stormwater Program regulates point source discharges from three potential sources: Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4s), construction activities and industrial activities. Operators of these sources may be required to obtain an NPDES permit before they can discharge stormwater.NPDES
By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the ground and out of Stormwater. Adopt these healthy household habits and help protect lakes, streams, rivers, wetlands, and coastal waters. Remember to share the healthy household habits with your neighbors!Stormwater Pollution
- Stormwater Pollution Prevention Video (MP4)
- Stormwater Pollution Demo via Enviroscape Model_2021 (MP4)
NPDES Program Staff
Staff assists the public with information regarding County reviewed projects, as well as ensuring compliance with mitigation and monitoring requirements. Staff also coordinates with the St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and other regulatory agencies.
Community Outreach and Education
St. Johns County Public Works provides stormwater pollution education and information opportunities for schools, homeowner associations, other groups, organizations and events through the interactive Watershed Pollution EnviroScape model. Our representatives will visit your school, meeting or event and demonstrate the local impacts of stormwater pollution on our County’s water resources. Call (904) 209-0120 or visit Pride, for additional information and scheduling.