The St. Johns River is Duval County’s greatest natural resource. The river plays an important part in the region’s history as well as its economic and recreational livelihood. However, the river has suffered from excessive nutrient loading from wastewater and stormwater discharges and has been deemed impaired by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. A Lower St. Johns River Nutrient Basin Management Actin Plan (BMAP) issued by FDEP Secretarial Order in October 2008 requires specific nutrient-loading reductions for all entities discharging to the river.
 
The Duval County Low-Impact Development Manual is intended to be used as a stormwater management tool for municipalities to meet BMAP obligations and for developers to have alternatives that meet local design specifications that also comply with Environmental Resource Permit requirements. Therefore, different parameters are required in Low-Impact Development design practices.

Low Impact Development (LID) Manual

For additional information contact:
Edward Lukacovic, PWS; Planner III
Community Planning Division
(904) 255-7841