Runoff from gutters and other sources should be directed onto grass and gravel to slow the velocity of water running into the storm system and naturally filter the water.
Increase the amount of permeable surfaces around your home. Use wooden decking, bricks or stones for driveways, walkways and other outdoor areas, instead of solid paving.
To eliminate the need for chemical control of termites, pile wood away from the house.
Never discharge pool or spa water to a storm drain. Chlorinated water is toxic to fish in our lakes and wildlife around our lake shores . It must be disposed of through the sanitary sewer system. If unable to locate cleanout, contact the Utility Department 863-678-4182 for assistance.
Do not dispose of pet waste in the storm drain. Pick up after pets and dispose of wastes in the toilet or garbage.
Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events are available for the disposal of hazardous waste periodically. Contact Polk County Solid Waste at 863-284-4319 for information.