The storm water runoff from your yard, rooftop, and driveway drains to shoreline and street. The storm drains go directly into our lakes and bayou.
Each homeowner is responsible for their own shoreline and storm water runoff.
The water quality depends on each of us.
- Keep debris and pollutants away from storm drains and shoreline (pet waste, trash, lawn clipping, branches…)
- Watch the Weather: Summer rains wash fertilizers into our waterways, causing algae blooms and red tide.
- It is illegal to sell or use Nitrogen or Phosphorus during the rainy season.
Slow-Release fertilizers are required the rest of the year
- Perfect 10: Fertilize your lawn NOT the waterways. Keep all chemicals 10 feet away from the shoreline.
- Check that your landscape professionals have the Pinellas County decal on their truck and practice proper management for our lake.
- For information or to report illegal dumping into the lake, streets, or waterway call the 24hr Hotline: 727.464.5060