(Video Courtesy of the City of Tallahassee - TAPP Program)
The City of Palm Bay is dedicated to preserving the water quality of the community in order to protect, maintain and enhance the immediate and long term health, safety and general welfare of the citizens in Palm Bay.
Here in Palm Bay we live in the Indian River Lagoon Watershed, the majority of water in Palm Bay either reaches the Indian River Lagoon through Turkey Creek or via direct discharge. Below is a picture of our watershed that might help you visualize how all of the water in our area is connected.
Why? Stormwater runoff is generated when precipitation from rain events flows over the land or impervious surfaces (paved streets, parking lots, and building rooftops), it accumulates debris, chemicals, sediment or other pollutants that could adversely affect water quality if the runoff is
The Water Cycle (also known as the hydrologic cycle) is the journey water takes as it circulates from the land to the sky and back again.
The Sun's heat provides energy to evaporate water from the Earth's surface (oceans, lakes, etc.). Plants also lose water to the air (this is called transpiration). The water vapor eventually condenses, forming tiny droplets in clouds. When the clouds meet cool air over land, precipitation (rain, sleet, or snow) is triggered, and water returns to the land (or sea). Some of the precipitation soaks into the ground. Some of the underground water is trapped between rock or clay layers; this is called groundwater. But most of the water flows downhill as runoff (above ground or underground), eventually returning to the seas as slightly salty water.
Pesticide and Fertilizer Use: Your lawn probably covers a small piece of land. Combined with other homeowners, however, the environmental contamination can present a major problem!
Pet Waste: It isn’t just water quality that can suffer.......
Rain barrels help to reduce your irrigation costs and lowers the impacts of stormwater on our fragile waterways. Help conserve water, reduce stormwater runoff and recharge the aquifer by keeping rain on your property! The cost to cover supplies of your rain barrel is $45.00. Pre-registration is required as the workshop is strictly limited to 30 participants, and requires a minimum of 5.
To register please contact Kaylene Wheeler, NPDES Coordinator at 321-953-8985 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we need a minimum of 10 people registered per date to hold the workshops.
Florida Department of Environmental Protection Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector
Training and Certification
FREE 2 day program to obtain state certification and continuing education from FDEP. All course materials will be provided. Class is strictly limited to 50 participants and registration is required! For more information contact Kaylene Wheeler, NPDES Coordinator at 321-953-8996 or via e-mail at email@example.com.