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.
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.
Keep litter, leaves and pet wastes out of street gutters and storm drains.
Recycle used motor oil. Take paints, antifreeze and other toxic products to a household chemical collection center. For information call: Pinellas County at 727-464-4623.
Be sure to call the Public Works Department at 727-363-9243 if you see anyone:
Brochures and more information are available at City Hall.