What is Stormwater?
Stormwater is pure rainwater; plus, anything the rain carries along with it. This means stormwater has the potential to be a major source of pollution to our waterways.
**For further information on rain fall amounts and flooding within Citrus County**
View the South West Florida Water Management District Presentation to the Board of County Commissioners on September 14, 2021, by selecting the link below.
Currently, money for our stormwater program comes primarily from two sources: Gas taxes and stormwater Municipal Service Taxing Unit (MSTU) which has been included on Citrus County tax bills for several years.
The existing MSTU, which is millage based, will go to zero, and the gas tax funds will be shifted back to paving more roads.
Learn more about the exiting MSBU here.
The money collected by the new MSBU will be used to clean up and improve the County’s stormwater system which includes:
- 585 Drainage Retention Areas
- 544 miles of canals and ditches
- And over 3,200 drainage structures.
For properties that have a permitted, engineered stormwater system, they may qualify for the reduced rate or mitigation credit because a stormwater system is already treating the water before it enters the County’s system.
Thanks for visiting our Stormwater page and we hope we were able to answer your questions. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at (352) 527-5373.
For Additional Information:
- Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)
- Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)