Research

MS4  Assessment Project III - currently underway

FDEP has engaged the FSA Educational Foundation and University of Florida in a new Research Project that builds upon work previously completed by UF for FSAEF in 2007 and 2011.  See below links.  The project completed in 2011 examined samples that were taken from different types of BMPs in different land uses dispersed around different areas of 14 MS4s.  All of the samples were taken in areas not served by reclaimed water, except for a small subset of MS4s that took a second set.  While some of those samples indicated a higher nutrient content, they were not statistically significant.   

The 2016-18 research project will take two sets of samples:  One set inside a reclaimed water service area and the other outside of the area.  The project’s goal is to improve the usefulness of the FSA Load Reduction Tool used by local governments and FDEP in the MS4 permitting program.  It will refine the load reduction values of samples taken from non-reclaimed areas by comparing the value of current samples with those taken in 2011 and will compare the load reduction values of samples taken from non-reclaimed water service areas with those taken from reclaimed areas.

MS4 Assessment Project

MS4 Assessment Project - 2011 Final Report - Load Reduction Narrative READ FIRST!
MS4 Assessment Project - 2011 Final Report - Load Reduction Tool
MS4 Assessment Project - 2011 Final Report

Street Sweepings

Sweepings Report- 1998
Street Sweepings Characterization Report-2002
Street Sweeping, Stormwater Sediment and Catch Basin Disposal - FSA Position Paper

Pathogens

FSA Microbial Source Tracking Report (June 2005)
FSAEF Pathogens Project