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 Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s permitting program regulates construction activity that meets the following criteria:

  • Contributes stormwater discharges to surface waters of the State or into a municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4-City of Daytona Beach FLR04E011)
  •  Disturbs one or more acres of land. Less than one acre also is included if the activity is part of a larger common plan of development or sale that will meet or exceed the one acre threshold. Disturbance includes clearing, grading and excavating.

Dewatering Permits for Construction Activity

The City of Daytona Beach Land Development Code (L D C) 7.2.N.9 provides permitting requirements for dewatering discharges into the City’s stormwater conveyance system. A permit shall be required prior to engaging in any dewatering activities, or in any construction activity that changes the impervious area of land. Dewatering activities include the removal of ground water from a construction site, enclosed vault, cofferdam, or trenches allowing construction or maintenance to be done in the dry, or any activity which changes the impervious area of land. The City of Daytona Beach’s MS4 must also be designated as a discharge location on the FDEP Construction Generic Permit (CGP) and a copy of the FDEP CGP NOI provided to the City. Dewatering Permits can be obtained through the City’s Online Permit Services. For more information please contact the Utilities Department at (386) 671-8801.

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.