The goal of Escambia County's NPDES Program is to reduce pollution in our waterways through best management practices. If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about what you can do to be a solution to pollution, please contact the Escambia County Engineering Division.
Drainage & Basin
In 1994, the county developed a program for Stormwater Master Plan Drainage Studies to assess drainage needs by individual basins for the proper management of stormwater necessary to reduce the frequency of flooding and to improve the quality of runoff reaching surface water bodies. Of the county’s 41 watershed drainage basins, detailed drainage basin plans have been developed for 15 basins, including the Eight Mile Creek, Eleven Mile Creek, Scenic Hills, Beverly Parkway, Catholic High School, Bayou Grande, Bayou Marcus, Millview, Bridge Creek-Heron Bayou, Warrington, Williams Creek, Bronson Field, Paradise Beach, Sandy Creek-Weekly Bayou, Tarkiln Bayou, Perdido River South and Jack’s Branch. This watershed basin study approach identifies existing structural and nonstructural stormwater systems, identifies flood-prone areas, surveys property owners to determine concerns and identifies recommended and ranked drainage projects for drainage capital improvement implementation as funding becomes available. The county intends to continue the Basin Study Program in an effort to stay ahead of anticipated growth in terms of water quality and flood control, correct existing deficiencies with flooding and water quality, develop reasonable cost estimates and prioritize projects to ensure proper planning and funding of future drainage infrastructure needs.