Educate your family, friends and neighbors about storm water pollution. Spread the word.  Brochures to help you prevent Stormwater Pollution. (UPDATING LINKS)

 

  • Hazardous Waste (paint, oil, etc.)

  • Pet Waste Management

  • Septic Systems

  • Car Washing

  • Yard Waste like grass clippings, contributes nutrients that leads to unwanted and uncontrolled growth of algae and aquatic weeds.

  • Litter & Trash

  • Best management Practices – i.e. rain barrels, cisterns, pervious pavers, etc.

  • Rain Water Harvesting

 

Contacts
If you see a potential stormwater quality problem, please call the City of Belle Isle Code Enforcement Department at 407-851-7730 ext 11.

Additional Resources
Orange County Environmental Protection Depart
Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
St. Johns River Water Management District
Environmental Protection Agency

Storm Water - NPDES

 

The City stormwater initiative aims to reduce the amount of pollution entering our stormwater system.  The City is a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) co-permittee with Orange County.  This permit regulates what can be discharged into our waters and delegates compliance enforcement to the City. The Permit requires the City to control and reduce pollutants entering the storm drain system from residents and businesses.

As part of the federal Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulates the operation of most municipal drainage systems (pipes, drains, ponds, canals, etc.).  In addition, they also regulate all industrial activity with any potential to affect surface water quality. Included in the definition of industrial activities are any land disturbing activities or construction. The City of Belle Isle is required to operate a compliance inspection program to ensure that activities within the City do not negatively impact surface water quality.

What Is Stormwater Runoff Pollution?
As it rains, the stormwater runs over streets, sidewalks, parking lots, and yards picking up pollution such as grease, oil, brake fluid, fertilizer, herbicides, pesticides, garbage, and other contaminants.  This untreated stormwater pollution travels into the stormwater system for treatment via gutters, swales, ditches, and pipes and eventually ends up in a natural system like a wetland, lake, river, or the aquifer.  Stormwater increases as impervious (non-porous) surfaces increase.  Saturated lawns from overwatering or heavy rain events can also act as an impervious surface.


Examples of City activities to control stormwater pollution:

  • Sweeping streets, cleaning catch basins and labeling storm drains.

  • Controlling construction site erosion.

  • Inspecting the storm sewer system to find and eliminate pollution sources.

  • Distributing educational materials to the public.

 

Allowable Discharges
The following is a list of substances allowed to discharge into the city's storm sewer system provided they are not identified as a source of pollutants to any receiving water body:

  • Water line flushing;

  • Landscape irrigation;

  • Diverted stream flows;

  • Rising ground waters;

  • Uncontaminated groundwater infiltration (as defined at 40 CFR 35.2005(20)) to separate storm sewers;

  • Uncontaminated pumped ground water;

  • Discharges from potable water sources;

  • Foundation drains;

  • Air conditioning condensate;

  • Irrigation water;

  • Water from crawl space pumps;

  • Footing drains;

  • Lawn watering;

  • Individual residential car washing;

  • Flow from riparian habitats and wetlands;

  • Dechlorinated swimming pool discharges;

  • Street wash waters;

  • Discharges or flows from emergency fire fighting activities;

  • Reclaimed water line flushing authorized pursuant to a permit issued under authority of Rule 62-610, F.A.C.;

  • Flows from uncontaminated roof drains.

     

    All other non-storm substances discharged into the city's storm sewer system are to be considered illicit discharges that would pose a threat to the health, safety and welfare of the public and are hereby prohibited.

 

 

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Public Notice:  PER Section 119.12, Florida Statutes, (2017 Legislative Session, CS/CS/SB 80) - Notice is hereby given that the custodian of record for the City of Belle Isle is:

Yolanda Quiceno, CMC City Clerk

City of Belle Isle

1600 Nela Avenue, Belle Isle, FL 32809

yquiceno@belleislefl.gov  *  Tel 407-851-7730  *  Fax 407-240-2222

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Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not​ want your email address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.  Dates, times and locations of all meetings and events are subject to ​change. ​​Copyright © 2014 www.cityofbelleislefl.org.  All rights reserved.