What is Brevard County doing to minimize the impact of stormwater runoff?

Brevard County and area cities are partnering to install large baffle boxes, underground stormwater structures that capture trash, nitrogen, and phosphorous before they can enter and pollute the Lagoon.

In 2020, Brevard County created a temporary moratorium on new permits for application of biosolids (compacted human waste) on ranch and farmlands.  During rains, these wash into waterways where their high nutrient content contribute to algae blooms.