Stormwater runoff is rain that runs through our yards, streets and parking lots and picks up pollutants along the way. The runoff then enters our stormsewer system which flows directly into our major waterbodies.
Only Rain Down the Drain
Pinellas County code prohibits pollutants from entering surface waters, the drainage system or roads leading to storm drains. Additionally, no connection can be made to the stormsewer without proper permits.
Pinellas County provides stormdrain marking materials. If you are interested in these materials for your community stormdrains along with bilingual doorhangers (English/Spanish) to share with neighbors, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Examples of pollutants: yard debris, oil or other automotive fluids, sediment, gravel, masonry materials, paint or any other chemical
- Examples of exemptions: discharges from potable water sources, firefighting activities, non-chlorinated pool discharges
How You Can Make a Difference
- Commercial / Industrial Businesses
- Landscaping Companies / En español
- Painters, Remodelers, Concrete Workers
- Pool Construction and Maintenance
- Prevent Construction Pollution
- Prohibited Drainage Connections