Who is National Stormwater Trust, Inc. (NST)?

NST is a stormwater-focused company that recently partnered with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to provide regional stormwater treatment services for the benefit of its customers and the environment.

What does NST do?

NST permits, constructs, operates and maintains regional stormwater ponds and can permanently reserve for its customers a specified volume of treatment capacity to offset the stormwater treatment requirements associated with any size project.

How does it work?

NST invests private capital to improve the water quality treatment provided in existing FDOT ponds, creating excess stormwater treatment “credit” that can be transferred to third parties in the region. Through efficient, system-wide management of stormwater infrastructure, and the deployment of state-of-the-art “smart-pond” technology, NST delivers flexible, cost-effective, resilient and environmentally sustainable stormwater solutions to its customers.

Why does outsourcing stormwater treatment make sense?

NST provides its customers with turnkey, long-term stormwater ownership and management services, freeing up land or capital normally invested in constructing, operating and maintaining stormwater infrastructure. Included with the purchase of offsite stormwater treatment services from NST are the perpetual maintenance and regulatory costs of the offsite treatment. By centralizing the management of regional ponds utilizing advanced treatment technology, NST delivers efficient, professional services and improved regional water quality.

When and where is this service available?

NST is currently offering stormwater treatment services in the Tampa Bay region. Permitted stormwater capacity is available now, and it takes approximately 90 days to complete a purchase. The rest of the Tampa-Orlando market and the Space Coast regions will be opening in 2020.