Stormwater is untreated water that flows over driveways, lawns, sidewalks, and streets. This includes water from rain, irrigation, car-washing, and even that cooler of ice that you may empty As this water flows over these surfaces it picks up debris, chemicals, fertilizers, auto fluids, and other pollutants before entering into the stormwater system, and eventually to our waterways. Urban stormwater is considered to be one of the largest untreated pollution sources in the country.
The City of Deerfield Beach Stormwater Management program focuses on properly draining surface water to protect the environment. Our stormwater system includes residential swales, water retention ponds, underground pipes, canals, and lakes. By properly disposing of harmful materials and taking care of our properties, we can work together to protect our waterways.
|Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) Measurement||1 ERU = 2,788 square feet|
|Classification||Number of ERUs / Parcel|
|Condo / Coop||0.43|
|Residential > 4 dwelling units||Impervious Area sq ft / 2,788|
|Non-residential||Impervious Area sq ft / 2,788|
|Vacant (undeveloped) Residential / Non-residential||Impervious Area sq ft / 2,788|
|ERU Rate (Monthly)||$3.75|
|Stormwater Facts: How you can prevent Stormwater pollution.|
|Don’t throw, pour, or sweep anything down the storm drains.|
|Recycle used motor oil and maintain your ride to prevent fluid leaks.|
Scoop up your pet’s poop! Dispose of the waste in the trash.
|Participate in neighborhood cleanup and get involved.|
|Don’t blow yard waste into the street.|
|New and updated infrastructure can help prevent Stormwater flooding.|
|Be smart when you use pesticides or fertilizers.|
|Only rain down the drain.|
|Help protect our economy by preventing stormwater runoff!|
|Using commercial car washes when washing your car can prevent stormwater pollution.|
|Keep storm drains clean and make sure the City keeps its stormwater system up to date.|