Construction Activity

NPDES Program for Construction Activity

Stormwater runoff from construction activities can have a significant impact on water quality by contributing sediment and other pollutants to water bodies.


The operator of a regulated construction site must obtain an NPDES stormwater permit and implement appropriate pollution prevention techniques to minimize erosion and sedimentation and properly manage stormwater.

It is important to keep in mind that the permit required under Department of Environmental Protection's NPDES stormwater program is separate from the St. Johns River Water Management District Environmental Resource Permit (ERP) required under Part IV, Chapter 373, F.S., a stormwater discharge permit required under Chapter 62-25, F.A.C., or any other local government's stormwater discharge permit for construction activity. For more information view the NPDES Construction Activity brochure (PDF).

Report Runoff

If you see runoff from a construction site, please email or call utilities dispatch at (386) 671-8815 with your location, description of runoff and a description / license plate of the offender.