Water Quality & Land Management

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This division strives to improve quality of life in Escambia County by leveraging local funding and expertise to restore, protect and manage surface waters, natural areas and the urban forest.

(850) 595-3496
3363 West Park Place
Pensacola, FL 32505

Health Officials Encourage Awareness of of Potential Bacteria in Local Water

Saturday, August 2, 2014 - 11:18am

The Florida Department of Health in Escambia County urges residents and visitors to limit exposure to Vibrio vulnificus. Occurring naturally in the warm coastal waters, particularly during the summer months, Vibrio vulnificus has the potential to cause serious illness.

National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

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The NPDES Stormwater Program is a national program, mandated by Congress under the Clean Water Act, to address non-agricultural sources of stormwater discharges which adversely affect the quality of our nation’s waters. The program, administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and delegated to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), regulates the discharge of stormwater by municipalities, industries, and certain construction activities.

Three "R"s of Water - Reuse, Recycle, Reclaim

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A practice that extends our limited, finite water resources is, without question, a practice that should be encouraged. Reusing, recycling, and reclaiming water preserves our water resources - our drinking water supplies. The less we use now, the more we will have available in the future. Think of it as a savings account. We all know savings are beneficial and essential for our future well being.


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