Indoors, Outdoors, and In Your Neighborhood

How can I help prevent sewer overflows into Sarasota and Tampa Bays?

You can help prevent overflows of raw or partially treated wastewater by being careful about what you flush down the toilet (only pee, poo and paper!); reducing your water use during heavy rains (avoid running dishwashers and washing machines); and keeping kitchen greases and oils out of your drains. If you have an older home, consider having a camera scope inspection to make sure the pipe from your home to the street (your sewer lateral) isn’t cracked or damaged by tree roots.


Tips for Waste Management at Home