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The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing accessibility to all and provides for handicapped accessible parking in the city. For a map of accessible parking locations, Click Here To notify the city regarding accessibility concerns contact Todd Grant, Public Works Deputy Director, Phn: 904.825.1040, Fax: 904.209.4286, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also write City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.
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The City of St. Augustine remains committed to providing clean and safe drinking water. For the previous year's sampling results please click here. To notify the city regarding water treatment concerns contact: Patrick Timoney, Water Treatment Plant Supervisor, Phn: 904.825.1044, Fax: 904.823-2280, Email: email@example.com; or firstname.lastname@example.org, or write the City of St. Augustine, P.O. Box 210, St. Augustine, FL 32085-0210.
The City of St. Augustine placed storm drain markers (see above picture) on most of the city's storm drains.
The four-inch aluminum markers are to remind people that only rain should go down the drains with the warning "No Dumping/Drains to Waterways" etched on the front.
The city is taking considerable steps to improve the quality of our surface waters—our rivers, bays and creeks—by reducing the amount of pollution carried to our waterways due to stormwater runoff.
Stormwater is water that originates from rain and enters the city’s stormwater system. Precipitation that is not absorbed into the ground due to an impervious surface, like concrete or asphalt, is considered stormwater runoff.
The city’s stormwater system is designed to collect stormwater runoff in catch basins and storm drains and channel that water to our waterways using a network of underground pipes that make up our stormwater system.
A variety of toxic pollutants are washed from the streets and parking lots into storm drains, creeks, rivers and ultimately to the ocean. These pollutants include leaking oil, antifreeze and gasoline from motor vehicles; copper dust, which is released from motor vehicle brake pad linings; rubber tire dust; soaps and chemicals used to wash vehicles; waste motor oil from vehicles, lawn mowers, and small equipment; and fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides.
This type of pollution is called non-point source pollution due to the fact that it comes from many unidentifiable sources making it hard to regulate and prevent. Stormwater pollution has a significant effect on surface waters such as Matanzas Bay, the San Sebastian River, Oyster Creek and Maria Sanchez Lake. It’s a major problem in cities all over the country but it’s especially important here in St. Augustine since we’re surrounded by so much water.
The best way to reduce stormwater pollution is to stop it at its source. Keep your storm drains clean and free of debris. Pollutants flushed down storm drains directly affects the quality of our rivers and creeks and could possibly make them unsafe for boating, fishing, swimming and other water related activities.
Here are some tips to help keep our waterways clean:
For more information on stormwater go to the city Web site and click under Residents and Businesses for Stormwater Pollution Prevention or click here.