Florida Blueberry Festival
Apr 23 12:00 AM 12:00 AM
All Day Event
Great Brooksvillian Screening Committee Meeting
Apr 26 2:00 PM
Arbor Day Celebration
Apr 28 10:00 AM
May 1 7:00 PM
Annual Volunteer Reception
May 2 5:30 PM
Parks & Rec Advisory Board
May 3 5:30 PM
Uptown Art Gallery - Florida Landscapes
May 5 5:30 PM 7:30 PM
Council Workshop - Possible City Manager Interviews
May 8 5:00 PM
|StormwaterManagement-Why all this now?|
In 1997 the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit requirements of the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) that had, as of 1990, applied only to medium and larger municipalities. By 2003, smaller jurisdictions began to be required to obtain permit coverage and Brooksville was issued permit coverage on August 2, 2004. This permit coverage was renewed August 18, 2010. Under “Phase Two” of the program, the City is required to meet certain Minimum Control Measures and establish Best Management Practices (BMP) to meet those control measures. We must implement BMPs to meet all six Minimum Control Measures within five years, reporting annually on our progress.
The first of the Minimum Control Measures is to develop a Public Education and Outreach program- which is what we are doing now, in addition to our public and employee education campaigns and mailings.
The second, Public Participation and Involvement is where we intend to create the advisory and citizen volunteer groups, tracking participation in our FDEP reports.