The City's Public Works Division is responsible for complying with a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer Systems (MS4) permit issued by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP). The City's MS4 includes inspections and maintenance of the following items:
The City collects a Stormwater Management Utility fee from both residential and non-residential customers to help pay for stormwater management activities and compliance with the MS4 permit in accordance with Article V. Stormwater Utility System of the City's Code of Ordinances. Currently the yearly stormwater expenditures exceed the revenue generated by the Stormwater Management Fees.
We encourage our citizens to report their stormwater related issues and problems. To report a problem please contact Public Works at 904.270.2423.
Our City's stormwater collection system comprising of inlets, culvers, storm sewers, ponds, and ditches that drain directly to Hopkins Creek and the Intraoastal Waterway (ICWW). It does not go to a treatment plant. Pollution can come from our homes, garbage, yards, and streets. Substances such as oil, litter, chemicals, detergents, paints, pesticides, fertilizers, pet waste, lawn clippings, yard waste, mulch, wash water residues and erosion can pollute our waterways. When it rains these substances wash into our stormwater collection systems and into our waterways. The City of Neptune Beach encourages our citizens to reduce pointless personal pollution, and have provided the following information to help: