What is NPDES? 

  • NPDES stands for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System 
  • This NPDES permit provides the City with authorization to discharge stormwater to waters of the state, in accordance with the conditions of the permit.
  • Part VI of the permit requires each permittee to prepare and submit an annual report summarizing all stormwater related activities from the previous calendar year.
  • The City of Venice is listed as a permittee on the State of Florida Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) permit No. FLS000004-004, issued on January 1, 2014.

Annual Report

You are invited to view the most recent report, the 2017 Annual Report. Please call or email us to view it. The 2018 report will be available in June 2019.

Following are items on which the city must report, as part of the NPDES MS4 permit:

  • Structural controls and stormwater collection systems operation
  • Areas of new development and significant redevelopment
  • Roadways
  • Flood control projects
  • Municipal waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities not covered by an NPDES stormwater permit
  • Pesticides, herbicides and fertilizer application
  • Illicit discharges and improper disposal
  • Spill prevention and responses
  • Industrial and high risk runoff
  • Construction site runoff
  • Evaluation of the stormwater management plan

Community Outreach

picture of the Inlet Marker decal

If you would like to learn more about NPDES, the health of local waters and how to do your part to reduce pollution you can call, email, or come in person to city hall and we will be happy to help you. We also offer presentations to HOA’s and professional civic organizations. If you are interested give us a call 941-882-7412

We are currently looking for volunteers to help put drain markers throughout the city just like the one above. If you are interested please call 941-882-7412 or email our staff and we will give you more information. 

Please complete our brief stormwater survey to help us improve the effectiveness of our stormwater outreach and, ultimately, protect the local waters from pollution.

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