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Stormwater Management 

Below are links explaining stormwater management, what is allowed by law to enter the stormwater system, what constitutes an illicit discharge, and what the penalties are.

US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP)

Pinellas County

Report Illicit Discharge 

Be sure to call the Public Works Department at (727) 588-3769 ext. 401 if you see anyone:

  • Pouring motor oil, paints, chemicals, or cleaning fluids down storm drains or gutters
  • Putting grass clippings in a storm drain, swale, or canal
  • Letting chlorinated pool water run into a gutter, storm drain, or canal
  • Letting anything other than rainwater go into a storm drain


Ways To Save Our Water

Since we live and work in an environmentally sensitive area, it’s important to be aware of how to reduce stormwater pollution. Here are a few ways to protect the water where you swim and fish.

Make changes in your yard. Plant a yard that includes low maintenance plants that adapt to Florida’s climate. These plants will require less water, fertilizer, and pesticides and therefore can reduce harmful runoff. Be sure to plant ground covers to prevent soil erosion.

Use a commercial car wash or wash your car over a grassy area to prevent detergents from running into the street where they can get into our sensitive water system.

Prevent pollution from getting into the water. Keep litter, leaves, and pet wastes out of street gutters and storm drains.

Properly dispose of hazardous materials. Recycle used motor oil. Take paints, antifreeze, and other toxic products to a household chemical collection center. For information call:

Pinellas County (727) 464-4623 or visit Pinellas County Solid Waste Hazardous Disposal





Belleair Florida
901 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Belleair, FL 33756
Ph: (727) 588-3769
   Fx: (727) 588-3778
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