No-Notice Dewatering Permit

Does your project qualify?

As a leading environmental consultant helping construction companies across South Florida, we are often asked – what projects qualify for less stringent “No-Notice” dewatering permits? Dewatering is frequently required during foundation work and excavations to lower groundwater. “No-Notice” permits allow qualifying dewatering activities to commence without submitting formal applications to the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).

But there are more requirements to meet that just SFWMD’s. Under certain conditions, notice and testing may not be required by SFWMD but could still be required by Palm Beach County, Broward County, or Miami-Dade County. Keeping track of these exemptions, noticing requirements, and overlapping jurisdictions can get confusing fast.

Trust Our Dewatering Experts to Advise on “No-Notice” Eligibility

With decades of experience in South Florida’s complex regulatory landscape, our environmental consultants are here to evaluate your project’s dewatering impacts. We determine if you can take advantage of SFWMD’s “No-Notice” permit and if there are further requirementst to meet at the county level. Sometimes something that might initially appear to need no notice will require a  General Permit or Individual Permit application. Rely on our local experts to keep your dewatering activities compliant.

About this Process

Our Boca Raton consultants have in-depth knowledge of SFWMD’s “No-Notice” requirements and the county-level requirements. We evaluate site conditions and proposed dewatering plans to determine eligibility. “No-Notice” criteria include:

  • Dewatering duration less than 90 days
  • Maximum daily pumpage below 5 million gallons
  • Total dewatering volume under 100 million gallons
  • All water retained on-site (no off-site discharge)
  • Maintaining at least 0.0 ft NGVD separation from saline water bodies
  • Sites located outside 100 ft buffer from wastewater land application systems
  • No dewatering within 1 mile of a known landfill or contamination plume
  • Exclusion zone of 1,000 ft from all wetland areas

Linear projects like roads or pipelines can qualify for multiple 90-day “No-Notice” permits if dewatering locations are spaced 1+ mile apart.



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