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Water Programs

The Water Programs Section protects the water, aquatic, wetland and tree resources of Broward County through the regulation of surface water management systems, domestic wastewater discharges, non-domestic wastewater discharges, non-point source pollution, dredging projects, wetlands, docks/seawalls and through the enforcement of the Broward County Tree Preservation and Abuse Ordinance.

One N. University Dr., Suite 201A
Plantation, Florida 33324
Phone: 954-519-1483  Fax: 954-519-1412

Aquatic and Wetlands Resources Program

Contact our program if you want to: 
Dock and Seawall on a Canal 
• Repair or construct a dock, seawall or boatlift
• Excavate or fill a surface water area
• Dredge at a boat slip
• Construct a dry storage facility for boats
• Reconfigure an existing marina
• Clear vegetation from or place fill on your property
• Obtain a state permit for docks, seawalls or wetland impacts

Domestic Wastewater Licensing

Contact our program if you want to: 
View of domestic wastewater lift station 
• Construct or modify a sanitary sewer collection system
• Build or modify a wastewater treatment plant
• Construct a reuse transmission system
• Build or modify a reuse treatment facility
• Obtain a state permit for construction of a sanitary sewer
• Renew a license to operate a wastewater or reuse treatment plant
• Follow up on a sanitary sewer complaint

Surface Water Management

Contact our program if you want to:   
Storm Water management structures 
• Construct or modify a storm water system
• Obtain an Environmental Resource Permit
• Schedule your construction site inspection
• Convert your construction license to an operating license
• Renew a surface water management license
• Follow up on a surface water management complaint
• Obtain our section's release of your Certificate of Occupancy
• Find information about the FEMA community rating system program for unincorporated Broward County

Do's and Don'ts

Learn some DOs and some DON'Ts. This information is offered only as guidance. For more information contact us at 954-519-1483. Environmental Complaints & Emergency Response 24-hr Hotline: 954-519-1499.
  • Absorbents
  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Antifreeze
  • Aqueous parts washers
  • Brake and carburetor cleaner
  • Brake fluid
  • Floor cleaning wash water
  • Fluorescent tubes
  • Freon
  • Hot tank solution 
  • Lead acid batteries
  • Mineral spirits parts washers
  • Paint
  • Shop towels
  • Sump sludges
  • Solvents
  • Transmission fluid
  • Transmission filters
  • Used oil
  • Used oil filters
  • Waste tires​