County Logo
Natural Resources Banner -new
The NRM Mission...
To protect the quality of life and promote a sustainable future by managing and conserving the natural resources of Brevard County.

Natural Resources - Watershed Management Program

The Brevard County Stormwater Program  was created in 1990 by the Board of County Commissioners. Since its creation, the Program has proven to be a leader in stormwater management in the state of Florida. The Stormwater Program has established strong working relationships with St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD), the National Estuary Program (NEP), local municipalities and other counties throughout the state.

Together with these agencies, the Brevard County Stormwater Program has provided assistance and recommendations for the selection and implementation of the most efficient and cost effective stormwater treatment methods.

Please help us collect information on flooding issues in Brevard County by participating in a flooding survey to help document issues, damages, and costs incurred as a result of flood events in Brevard County.

Fertilizer Survey
Man fertilizing on waterPlease take a moment to answer this short survey to help us understand your awareness of fertilizer use and BlueLifestyle actions.
Click here to take survey


Brevard Oyster Gardening Project
Brevard County has partnered with Brevard Zoo to launch the Oyster Gardening Project;  a community-based program that allows citizens to foster and raise oysters that will later be introduced back in to the Indian River Lagoon...
For more information on Oyster Gardening, click here


BL logo that says: 'Our Waters Our Future'


About the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) and the St. Johns River (SJR)
Brevard County encompasses approximately 1,500 square miles with most of the urbanized sections of the County located along the coast and barrier islands. Thousands of indivdual outfalls in Brevard County drain to either the Indian River Lagoon (IRL) or the St. Johns River (SJR). The IRL occupies the majority of central Brevard and includes the Indian River , Banana River and Mosquito Lagoon. Throughout Brevard, there are over 2,000 stormwater outfalls, which convey untreated stormwater into the Lagoon.

Brevard County Stormwater Indian River LagoonAs part of the implementation of its growth management plan, local regulations were changed in 1978 to assure that all subdivisions and commercial sites developed within Brevard County were required to treat stormwater runoff to reduce pollutants carried to surface waters and to store runoff volumes to reduce flooding of downstream properties. However, much of Brevard was developed prior to this time and had little or no stormwater treatment facilities. To prevent flooding in these areas and address stormwater-related pollution problems, additional measures were required. In September 1990, Brevard County adopted an ordinance that created a Stormwater utility, thereby providing a dedicated source of funding for the stormwater program. In 2007 the Stormwater Program became part of the Brevard County Natural Resources Managment Office, as a principle part of the Watershed Management Program.

For several decades the Brevard County Stormwater Program has been a leader in stormwater management and will continue to strive toward success in the years to come. The program has numerous projects planned for the next several years that will help alleviate flooding issues in identified areas and provide treatment to stormwater before it reaches its final destination, the Indian River Lagoon or St. Johns River.


Things To Know...

Presentations and Reports: Advancing Restoration of the Indian River Lagoon.
Advancing Restoration Header

Natural Resources Management Department

Viera Government Center
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way
Building A
Viera, FL 32940

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Office: 321-633-2016
Fax: 321-633-2029

Email Brevard Planning & Development Director Email Director
Brevard County Planning and Development Meetings Calendar Event Calendar
Driving Directions
Frequently Asked Questions Frequently Asked Questions
Beach Management Program

Boating & Waterways

Environmental Permitting

Environmental Remediation Compliance
Phone: (321) 633-2017

To report Illicit Discharge 
Phone: (321) 633-2014
Learn more click here

Watershed Management
Phone: (321) 633-2014

Contact Webmaster about this website's content, services, or technical issues.
Board of County Commissioners
2725 Judge Fran Jamieson Way  Viera, FL 32940
Tel: (321) 633-2000 or Florida Relay 1-800-955-8771
Subscribe to Brevard County Public Information Releases and Newsletters
Subscribe to Brevard County Public Information Releases
County Webmail | Using Our Site | Privacy Statement | ADA Notice | Site Map
Copyright © Brevard County, Florida. All rights reserved.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public-records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.