Please take the City's 2018 Hurricane Preparedness Survey by clicking here. Deadline is July 27!

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The Stormwater Division is funded through a stormwater utility fund and provides support and maintenance of the city’s stormwater infrastructure.


The Stormwater Management Utility was established in September 1995 as an enterprise fund to be used for stormwater management and related expenses only. The fund was originally established to provide adequate and stable funding for compliance with the city’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) stormwater permit and the capital improvements identified in the Stormwater Management Plan.

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The stormwater engineer coordinates operation and maintenance tasks with the Public Works and Utility Departments to keep the city-owned infrastructure in good working condition.

picture of Flamingo DitchAll work performed is directed toward ensuring that the City meets the conditions required by the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. For more information on the City's NPDES program, please visit our NPDES page.

Please see our brochure on Understanding Stormwater and the Environment for important tips, pollution solutions and lawn care.   

Engineering Standard Details, permits, forms, and applications required by the engineering department can be found on our Permits, Forms and Applications page.

Stormwater Survey

Please visit our Stormwater Survey Page to complete a brief survey about stormwater and the environment. This information will be used by the City of Venice to improve the effectiveness of its stormwater outreach, and ultimately to protect the local waters from pollution.

Additional Links

For information about the NPDES program, Southwest Florida Water Management District, the Sarasota County Water Atlas, Florida Department of Environment, or the Florida Department of Transportation, please visit their sites on our Engineering links page.

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