The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires Collier County to operate its storm sewer system in a manner that controls pollution flowing into waters of the State.
Collier County’s stormwater collection system (called a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System, or MS4) is covered under an NPDES Phase II MS4 Stormwater Permit (Permit ID FLR04E037). Elements of the Permit require the County to have a “Stormwater Management Program” (SWMP) that reasonably attempts to prevent pollution from entering the stormwater collection system from non-point sources.
Elements of the NPDES SWMP cover 6 Minimum Control Measures (MCM). Each MCM has Best Management Practices (BMP) with measurable goals, schedule for implementation and completion.An outline of the NPDES MS4 SWMP is available here.The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) administers this program in Florida under 62-624 F.A.C. More information is available here.
Updated February 22, 2017