Ways to Save Our Waters This page contains information on:
How to prevent stormwater pollution
How to report illicit discharges to the stormwater system
Where unwanted household chemicals can be turned in for recycling
Stormwater NPDES Web Links
This document contains links to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and Pinellas County websites. On these sites can be found information regarding the NPDES program, pollution prevention, and training programs for erosion and sediment control.
Illicit Discharges This document describes what is allowed by law to enter the stormwater system, what constitutes an illicit discharge, how to report them, and what the penalties are.
Storm Water Drainage Corridor Maintenance Schedule The city’s Storm Water Maintenance Department’s main function is to protect property by maintaining positive drainage flows to prevent flooding, yet sustain nature’s hydrological balance.
The routine maintenance of the city’s drainage corridors is one of the major activities of the Storm Water Maintenance Department. Throughout the year this Department maintains 12.88 miles of drainage ditches and creek corridor.
The corridor maintenance activities focus only on the removal of vegetative overgrowth within the “water flow line” of the creek channel. Little, if any, removal of vegetation is undertaken on the creek banks in order to avoid disrupting bank stability and to eliminate the potential for aggravated bank erosion conditions.
For any additional information on the creek drainage corridor schedule, please contact the Public Works office at 727-724-1550.