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Help Us keep Our Environment Safe: Call the Environmental Response Line At 954-519-1499

 

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If you are calling 954-519-1499 after regular business hours please leave a message with your name, phone number, and a brief description of the concern. An on-call staff member will be paged and will call you as soon as possible. If the concern is considered to be an emergency, please call 911 and then
954-519-1499 immediately.


Please have the following information available before you call the complaint line:

  1. Your name, address, work and home telephone number (optional)
  2. The nature of the complaint
  3. When did the violation occur? (Date and Time)
  4. Where did the violation occur? Include address, city and zip code (if known)
  5. Who is the company or person committing this act?
  6. Please provide any additional descriptions or background information that will enable the Response Personnel to better understand the situation

Environmental Complaint: This term applies to any information regarding an alleged environmental violation or problem received from the public that falls within the jurisdiction of Department regulations. This excludes information regarding an emergency notification.

Emergency Notification: Self-reported notification of releases or problems required by either the Broward County Code or license.

It is a violation of City and state laws to dump trash or introduce pollutants into the City's water bodies and wetland mitigation areas.

Types of Environmental Concerns Investigated by Environmental Protection & Growth Management Dept. (EPGMD) by Program

Concerns NOT Investigated by EPGMD

Lake Levels Map

  • City of Weston (GPS) - Lake Levels, Street Labels, Water Bodies and City Boundary

Lake Levels Map

Air Quality

  • Odors
  • Noise from industrial, manufacturing, commercial/business, government facilities
  • Unconfined Emissions (e.g., dust, paint overspray) discharges
  • Visible Air Emissions
  • Improper Asbestos removal
  • Open Burning without approval

Air Quality

  • Odors from restaurants (restaurant sanitation Broward County Health Department) or residential areas (Weston Code Enforcement, 954-385-0500)
  • Noise from restaurants/bars/nightclubs or residential areas (BSO dispatch
    954-765-4321); motor vehicles/boats; emergency equipment; safety devices
  • Freon releases or information (contact U.S. Environmental Protection Agency at 800-296-1996)
  • Indoor air pollution (contact Florida Department of Health)

Aquatic and Wetland Resources

  • Any activity in, on, under or over waters of Broward County
  • Impacts to wetlands, mangroves, and seagrasses
  • Mangrove trimming, alteration, or removal
  • Dredging or filling in lakes, ponds, canals, etc.
  • Dock / seawall / boatlift installation, removal, repair or replacement

Aquatic and Wetland Resources

  • Manatee emergencies (contact FL Fish and Wildlife at 1-888-404-3922;
    Cellular customers: *FWC or #FWC)
  • Manatee Protection Policy
    (contact 954-519-1218)
  • Land Clearing (Clearing & Grubbing permits issued by cities but must have prior wetland determination from AWR)
  • Maintenance of wetland/natural areas

Hazardous Material

  • Hazardous material discharges
  • Hazardous Material Facilities
    • Auto body shops
    • Auto repair shops
    • Businesses which contain:
      • photo developing processes
      • emergency generators
      • small storage tanks
    • Dry Cleaners
    • Gasoline Stations
    • Hospitals
    • Manufacturers
    • Marinas
    • Electro Plating Cos.
    • Printing Cos.
    • Salvage yards
    • Medical facilities
    • Schools
  • Storage Tank Systems (e.g., gasoline stations)
  • Abandoned Drums

Hazardous Material

Water Resource Management

  • Discharges to storm drains and waterbodies
  • Discharges of domestic wastewater (sewage)
  • Discharges of commercial or industrial wastewater
  • Fish kills
  • Drainage Systems/Flooding

Water Resource Management