The City of Avon Park participates in the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) program through cooperation with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.  The NPDES program is a Statewide program that is intended to protect waterways from a myriad of potential pollutants.  The  role of the City in the program is to engage in a few key activities.  These involve 1.) Public Education & Outreach, 2.) Encourage Public Involvement and Participation, 3.) Engage in Illicit Discharge Detection and Elimination, 4.) Establish minimum controls for Construction site stormwater control and, 5.) Engage in Best Management Practices to eliminate and avoid pollution associated with Municipal Operations.

If you would like to know more about the program, please visit the FDEP website at the following address:  http://www.dep.state.fl.us/water/stormwater/npdes/

If you observe activities in your neighborhood or the community that your are concerned might pollute downstream lakes, streams, or other waterways, please contact the City of Avon Park Code Enforcement at 863-453-3565 and report the occurrence as an potential NPDES Stormwater violation.