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ENVIRONMENTAL - STORMWATER
What is Stormwater?
Stormwater, or urban runoff, is the rain water and waste water that flows over driveways, lawns, sidewalks, and streets. As this water flows over these surfaces it picks up debris, chemicals, fertilizers, auto fluids, and other pollutants before entering into the stormwater system. Our stormwater system is designed to drain the city of rainwater during weather events and to help minimize flooding. The stormwater system carries the runoff through a system of interconnected pipes before depositing the runoff into Biscayne Bay and the surrounding the waterways.
Stormwater Pollution Solutions
By practicing healthy household habits, homeowners can keep common pollutants like pesticides, pet waste, grass clippings, and automotive fluids off the ground and out of stormwater. Help protect our coastal waters!
Make your residence the Solution to Stormwater Pollution. Click here to find out more!If you have any questions, please call us at 305-673-7080 or email us at:Betsy Wheaton, Environmental Resources Managerewheaton@miamibeachfl.gov Margarita Wells, Environmental Specialistmwells@miamibeachfl.gov