PROTECTING OUR WATER & YOUR HEALTH ARE OUR TOP PRIORITIES AS WE HELP TO KEEP THE ENVIRONMENT TO STAY GREEN
As Fort Lauderdale boating numbers continue to increase so does the impact on our natural aquatic resources and marine life. Local marinas can help reduce this impact by adopting best management practices outlined in the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Division's Clean Marina Program (CMP), and by teaching these to boaters. The City of Fort Lauderdale does just that.
The federal Clean Water Act provides the statutory basis for state water quality standards programs. The regulatory requirements governing these programs (Water Quality Standards Regulation) are published in 40 CFR 131. States are responsible for reviewing, establishing, and revising water quality standards. Florida’s surface water quality standards system is published in 62-302 (and 62-302.530) of the Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.). The components of this system include: classifications, criteria, including site specific criteria, an anti-degradation policy, and special protection of certain waters (Outstanding Florida Waters).