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Better Businesses, Better Lakes.
Did you know that any time someone pours or sweeps anything into any Orlando street, parking lot, or alley, it will most likely end up in one of the city’s lakes? Many Orlando businesses discard debris or discharge wastewater onto the ground and into the storm drains, contributing to lake pollution.
The City of Orlando’s Streets and Stormwater Division will be actively enforcing codes dealing with pollutant discharges to storm systems. Per City Code, it is prohibited to discharge any pollutants into the lakes or any part of the stormwater system, which includes streets, parking lots, alleys, sidewalks, storm drains, and retention/detention ponds. Code Enforcement action may include fines up to $1,000 per day of violation and reimbursement for expenses incurred by the city in carrying out pollution abatement.
Your business must follow best management practices to ensure you are not contributing to stormwater pollution.
For more information on what your business can do, visit water.epa.gov/npdes or call our Stormwater Hotline at 407.246.2370.