What is Stormwater?

Stormwater is untreated water that flows over driveways, lawns, sidewalks, and streets. This includes water from rain, irrigation, car-washing, and even that cooler of ice that you may empty As this water flows over these surfaces it picks up debris, chemicals, fertilizers, auto fluids, and other pollutants before entering into the stormwater system, and eventually to our waterways. Urban stormwater is considered to be one of the largest untreated pollution sources in the country.

Our Management Program

The City of Deerfield Beach Stormwater Management program focuses on properly draining surface water to protect the environment. Our stormwater system includes residential swales, water retention ponds, underground pipes, canals, and lakes. By properly disposing of harmful materials and taking care of our properties, we can work together to protect our waterways.


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Stormwater Utility Fees & Map

Equivalent Residential Unit (ERU) Measurement
1 ERU = 2,788 square feet
ClassificationNumber of ERUs / Parcel
Detached Single-Family1.00
Condo / Coop0.43
Residential > 4 dwelling unitsImpervious Area sq ft / 2,788
Non-residentialImpervious Area sq ft / 2,788
Vacant (undeveloped) Residential / Non-residentialImpervious Area sq ft / 2,788
ERU Rate (Monthly)$4.77

Utility Service Area Map
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Please submit a Public Records Request for Stormwater Management Resolutions.

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Stormwater Tips

Tip #1

Stormwater Facts: How you can prevent Stormwater pollution.

Tip #2

Don’t throw, pour, or sweep anything down the storm drains.2-Down the storm drains-Oct25

Tip #3

Recycle used motor oil and maintain your ride to prevent fluid leaks.

Tip #4

Scoop up your pet’s poop! Dispose of the waste in the trash.

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Tip #5

Participate in neighborhood cleanup and get involved.

Tip #6

Don’t blow yard waste into the street.6-Yard waste in street-Nov3

Tip #7

New and updated infrastructure can help prevent Stormwater flooding.

Tip #8

Be smart when you use pesticides or fertilizers.8-Pesticides and fertilizers-Nov8

Tip #9

Only rain down the drain.9-Only rain down the drain-Nov10

Tip #10

Help protect our economy by preventing stormwater runoff!10-Protecting tourism and economy-Nov13

Tip #11

Using commercial car washes when washing your car can prevent stormwater pollution.11-Carwashes-Nov15-new

Tip #12

Keep storm drains clean and make sure the City keeps its stormwater system up to date.12-Storm drains are not for dumping-Nov17