All posts tagged Stormwater

Stormwater improvements will fast-track Green Spine Phase 2 segment

Extending Downtown Tampa’s protected bikeway, the Green Spine cycle-track, into West Tampa will be happening a lot sooner than expected! A new stormwater improvement assessment fee approved by Tampa City Council in September allows the city to proceed with its Cypress Street Outfall Extension project. To avoid ripping up the road twice, the City has…


Tampa City Council approves increase in stormwater fees

BY CHRISTOPHER O’DONNELL Tribune staff Published: September 3, 2015 | Updated: September 4, 2015 at 05:52 AM Yearly assessments for stormwater services will go up from $36 to $82 for the owner of an average size home in Tampa, the first hike in a decade. Tampa City Council on Thursday unanimously approved the increase, the…


Stormwater controls reported to River Board

With concern regarding the relatively rainy winter and the upcoming summer rainy season, the River Board requested presentations by the respective government stormwater departments having responsibility adjacent to the Hillsborough River. Specifically the River Board wanted to understand the effort of the stormwater departments in mitigating the risk of flood events during the summer rainy…


2014 Hillsborough River inlet marking and Coastal Clean Up

The City of Tampa, FDOT, Zephyrhills Water Company (Nestle Corp), Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, Hillsborough County and Tampa Bay Watch are collaborating on a watershed stewardship project to reduce the non-point source pollution and improve the water quality of the Hillsborough River. There are a series of scheduled land and water based cleanups, storm drain…


Planned highway becomes haven for wildlife

If all had gone as planned, Honore Avenue would be a bustling six-lane highway running south from Manatee County to Englewood. Instead, the 2.5 mile section just south of busy Fruitville Road is a two-lane road bordered by bioswales and punctuated with roundabouts that accommodate nearly as much traffic as a four-lane highway. Not only…

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