The City of Dunedin performs regular maintenance on the stormwater systems owned and operated by the City. This routine maintenance includes, but is not limited to:
- Ditch mowing and cleaning
- Pond cleaning and inspections
- Aquatic plant management
- Pipe repair and replacement
- Pipe cleaning
- Street sweeping
- CDS unit quarterly cleaning
However, privately-owned stormwater systems such as those found within many residential communities, condominium communities, and commercial properties are responsible for the regular maintenance of their systems.
When was the last time your Homeowners Association, Condo Association, or joint pond owners maintained your community’s stormwater drainage system?
This question is an important one, since the stormwater ponds and stormwater treatment areas within your community must be kept regularly cleaned of debris and overgrown vegetation in order to function correctly and minimize the possibility of storm flooding in your community.
Many times the current Homeowners Association, Condo Association and Commercial Association Board of Directors may not be aware of this maintenance responsibility, which can lead to overgrown and debris-clogged ponds, inlets and pipes which will back up during heavy rain events and cause localized flooding.
Help be good stewards of your community and learn more about what is required to keep stormwater ponds and drainage systems operating at peak efficiency.
For additional information on how to maintain your community stormwater drainage system, please see the below document from the Southwest Florida Water Management District: