Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Florida's New Unified Stormwater Rule for 2010

Jacksonville - Riverside 5 Points pond algae - A sign of degraded water quality.

OK - If you possess an interest in Florida's surface water quality you should understand the proposed new stormwater rule scheduled for adoption in July of 2010.

The rule has been proposed in a very rough draft format and can be downloaded at:


However FDEP will be releasing an updated Draft Rule supposedly by the end of November 2009 - just in time for Thanksgiving!

The rule will encourage use of plant and eco friendly based stormwater systems such as modular wetlands, floating wetland islands, bioswales, green roofs and treatment trains.

To help you thoroughly understand the rule, we will go through the Technical Advisory Committee comments one by one here in the blog and discuss the issues associated with each component of the rule and treatment systems specified.

The ACF Green team has been working diligently to identify available technologies and coordinate approval of those systems with FDEP and Florida's Water Management Districts.

Check back - or better yet sign up to follow the blog.

Look forward to the discussion!
Kevin Songer

Opportunities for public comment on the new rule are scheduled as follows:





January 5, April 6


DEP BMC Room 609

2600 Blair Stone Road

10 am – 3 pm

January 7, April 7


Hagler Auditorium, Pensacola Community College, 1000 College Blvd

10 am – 3 pm CST

January 12, March 23


Baymeadows Way

10 am -3 pm

January 13, March 24

Live Oak

SRWMD Headquarters, Governing Board Room,

10 am – 3 pm

January 19, April 1


SWFWMD Tampa Service Center, Governing Board Room, 7601 US Hwy. 301

10 am – 3 pm

January 20, March 31


Supervisor of Elections, Conference Room, 110 West Kaley

10 am – 3 pm

January 26

March 16

West Palm Beach

SFWMD Storch Room

SFWMD B1 Auditorium

130 – 5 pm

1230 – 5 pm

January 27

March 17

Fort Myers

SFWMD Service Center

1st Floor Conference Room

10 am – 3 pm

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