Stormwater Mangement

What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is a term used to describe water that originates during precipitation events. It may also be used to apply to water that originates with snowmelt or runoff water from overwatering that enters the stormwater system. Stormwater that does not soak into the ground becomes surface runoff, which either flows directly into surface waterways or is channeled into storm sewers, which eventually discharge to surface waters. 

Stormwater is of concern for two main issues: one related to the volume and timing of runoff water (flood control and water supplies) and the other related to potential contaminants that the water is carrying, i.e. water pollution.

What is Impervious area?

Surfaces where water can not flow through freely. Examples of impervious surfaces include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Building Footprints
  • Driveways
  • Parking lots
  • Sidewalks
  • Patios
  • Decks
  • Detached garages and sheds
  • Brick Pavers

How Impervious Surfaces Affect Stormwater Runoff


Public Information

Residents with stormwater concerns or experiencing flooding problems, please call the Engineering Department at
(386) 410-2810. Upon request, site visits may be made to review the drainage and flooding problems and one-on-one advice provided to the property owner.

Stormwater Utility Plan

Protection of our environment and the general welfare of our city is a major concern of the City of New Smyrna Beach and its citizens. Because of these concerns, the City Commission approved a Storm Water Utility Plan and related fee structure in 1995. This plan includes construction, operation and maintenance of Storm Water Management Systems and design and implementation of new systems as the City grows and develops.

Currently the City collects the stormwater fees through the County Tax Collector. The fees are added to your property tax bill as a Non-ad valorem fee. The fee goes into the City's stormwater fund, the money from that fund is used to maintain, repair and improve the stormwater systems in the city, to prevent flooding during periods of heavy rains and hold and treat stormwater runoff before it enters our waterways.

Stormwater Projects

Central Beach Phase III