National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Posted on March 23, 2011 by admin

In order to preserve and protect our waterways from the rising pollution problem, the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) found it necessary to establish a way to protect our water quality.

The National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) is the resulting water permitting program for municipalities and construction sites which address such areas as stormwater, domestic wastewater, and industrial wastewater discharges.

NPDES regulates stormwater runoff that is discharged from construction sites and other construction activities that disturb the environment.

East County Water Control District- 239-368-0044

Lee County’s Hotline – 239-533-9400

If you have witnessed an environmental crime, please call the anonymous tip line at 239-652-6128