Every time it rains, thousands of gallons of stormwater enter DeLand’s storm sewer system. As the runoff flows across lawns, driveways, parking lots and streets, it collects pollutants such as motor oil, yard clippings, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers or other toxins. Since stormwater is naturally channeled to our streams, rivers or the underground aquifer, there is no opportunity for treatment to remove pollution. If left unmanaged, this runoff changes both water quality and quantity, affecting our waterways physically, chemically and biologically. It stresses our streams and ages our lakes.
DeLand’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program (SWPPP) is designed to reduce the pollution and damage caused by stormwater runoff.