PALM HARBOR, Fla. — Residents in Palm Harbor say typhoon water runoff ruins their waterfront lifestyles, and they are bored with it.
“We love the sunshine. We love the weather, and we love the water,” stated Baywood Village homeowner Bryan Nartowicz.
Florida Living introduced Bryan Nartowicz from Colorado to Palm Harbor.
“We got a storm rain proper right here, and while it rains, it washes out all this nasty stuff,” he explained. “We’ve got grass cuttings and trash and toys. It’s simple; it’s non-stop,” he said.
Trash, grass clippings, and plastic pour out of this typhoon water drain, clogging his canal in Baywood Village off Westwinds Drive.
“All the silt builds up, and you can almost stroll across from right here to there on a low tide,” said Markowitz.
There’s a lot of sediment; he can’t begin his boat or jet ski. His round corner neighbor is excessive and dry, too.
“I’m close to retirement, and I’d like to spend extra time on the water,” said Dave Brown
Brown says the sediment buildup has gotten worse over the last two years.
“It’d be fine if they may determine where that’s coming from and get it sorted,” he said.
We alerted Pinellas County to their hassle, and hurricane water officials say they’ve created a work order to investigate.
“It accumulates an increasing number of each rain typhoon,” said Markowitz.
The county also reminds friends to no longer sell something into their stormwater drains and yard waste.
“It makes me disappointed because you buy a bit of belonging, and you can’t use it how you want to,” stated Nartowicz.