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National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)




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Hernando County's Stormwater Management Program

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PDF Document - Do your Part to Prevent Storwater Pollution Brochure. Part I - Do your Part to Prevent Stormwater Pollution. (PDF Document - 390 KB)

PDF Document - Do your Part to Prevent Storwater Pollution Part II Watershed Brochure. Part II - Watershed. (PDF Document -  988 KB)

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The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the lead agency in state government for environmental management and stewardship. The department administers regulatory programs and issues permits for air, water and waste management. It oversees the State’s land and water conservation program, Florida Forever, and manages the nationally award-winning Florida Park Service.

Clean Marina LogoFlorida offers some of the nation’s most scenic coastlines, but preventing degradation of our seascape requires balanced, common sense management. Understanding the complexities of our resources and learning how we affect our environment, for better or for worse, will improve how we manage our coastal environment. We have implemented ecosystem management by introducing marinas, boatyards and boaters to simple, innovative solutions called the Florida Clean Marina Program.

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was established in 1970 by the White House and Congress in response to a growing demand for cleaner water, air and land.  EPA works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. EPA is responsible for researching and setting national standards for a variety of environmental programs, and delegates to states and tribes the responsibility for issuing permits and for monitoring and enforcing compliance. Where national standards are not met, EPA can issue sanctions and take other steps to assist the states and tribes in reaching the desired levels of environmental quality. Visit the EPA's Stormwater Program website for additional NPDES program information and guidance:

Southwest Florida Water Management DistrictSouthwest Florida Water Management District manages the water and water-related resources for the people through regulatory and other programs.  Maintaining the balance between the water needs of the current and future users, while protecting and maintaining the natural systems which provide the District with its existing and future water supply.
Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), sometimes referred to as “Swift mud,” manages the water and water-related resources within its boundaries.

Florida Native Plant Society - Hernando Chapter
Florida Native Plant Society, Hernando Chapter

Located in Hernando County, Florida, this chapter educates those interested in native plants. Access local native plant nurseries and links.

Water Supply, Reuse and Treatment

The EcoIQ.com Water & Wastewater website is for everyone interested in making smart choices about our water resources -- choices that are both economically and ecologically intelligent.

USGS - Water Resource Data of the United States
Water Resources of the United States


Florida Center for
Solid and Hazardous Waste

2207-D NW 13th Street
Gainesville, Florida 32609
E-mail: center@floridacenter.org

Web Site: http://www.floridacenter.org/

The Center serves the citizens of Florida by providing leadership in the field of waste management research and by supporting the Florida Department of Environmental Protection in its mission to preserve and protect the state's natural resources. The Center's research program is designed to develop and test innovative, low-cost, and environmentally sound methods and strategies for managing Florida's solid and hazardous wastes; and transfer research results to the public and private sectors for practical solutions to Florida's waste management problems.

Available Brochures/Guides for Hazardous Waste Management in Florida :

The Florida Sea Grant College Program is committed to enhancing the practical use and development of coastal and marine resources while at the same time creating a sustainable economy and environment - Science Serving Florida's Coast

The Florida Sea Grant Program – Using academic research, education and extension to create a sustainable coastal economy and environment.   http://www.flseagrant.org/



Go to MyFlorida HomeMyFlorida.com is the State of Florida’s internet information portal!  MyFlorida.com is a resource tool, developed by the State Technology Office in conjunction with state agencies, to help you locate state government information available through the world wide web.  The portal will also allow you to search through databases and participate in online services available to citizens, businesses, state employees, and visitors of Florida. Topics have a very wide range including such items as: doing business with the state, locating information about our beautiful state parks, applying for professional licenses, and determining services available for our families and senior citizens.

Florida Department of Transportation

Since its inception in 1990, Florida's Adopt-A-Highway Program has been very successful in reducing the cost of litter removal and improving the appearance of highway right of way throughout Florida.


Hernando County Extensions Service

  • Florida Yards & Neighborhoods Program - This program provides specialized educational and outreach activities for homeowners, contractors, lawn and landscape industry representatives to help reduce pollution and enhance their environment by improving home and landscape management practices.

  • University Based Services & Resources for Farmers -  Agricultural programs provide practical and useful information via meetings, tours, demonstrations, and individual consultations. University specialists often assist with planned programs.

    • Pesticide Applicator Training & Certification

    • Continuing Education Credits for Contractors

    • Extending the University of Florida to other Government agencies and the private sector.

mosquito trivia

A department dedicated to providing a level of treatment and control which will reduce populations of nuisance and potential disease carrying mosquitoes.

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Hernando County Development Department

The mission of the Development Department is to promote the health , safety, and welfare of the residents of Hernando County through efficient implementation of building codes and County Regulations.

Hernando County Utilities Department