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 Stormwater Environmental Utility (SEU) - What is it?

Stormwater runoff is water which results from rainfall. Stormwater travels over land to streams and ponds and ultimately reaches bays.

As Sarasota County grows:
  • Natural ground cover converts to watertight and impervious surfaces, such as buildings and parking lots.
  • This reduces the amount of rainwater that can soak into the ground. 

The increased runoff can cause serious flooding and water quality problems if not managed.

In 1989, we determined that the system in place was not adequate to meet all the problems associated with stormwater management.

We established a Stormwater Environmental Utility to 

  • control water quantity, 
  • enhance water quality and 
  • effectively manage stormwater.

The Stormwater Environmental Utility provides stable and dedicated funding for:

  • Long-range planning 
  • Capital improvements to address existing as well as future concerns

It provides the ability to develop and implement a stormwater management plan to ensure the proper planning, construction, and operation and maintenance of stormwater systems.

We are committed to providing responsive, courteous, quality service to all customers in the 

  • maintenance
  • repair 
  • improvement
  • management and 
  • operation

of the public stormwater management system.


 Stormwater Assessment Area Maps

ESU Value Chart.pdfESU Value Chart
Stormwater Basin Map.pdfStormwater Basin Map
Stormwater Service Assessment Areas.pdfStormwater Service Assessment Areas
Stormwater Watershed Map.pdfStormwater Watershed Map

 Contact SEU


 Assessment Inquiries

Stormwater Environmental Utility
1001 Sarasota Center Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240

 Stormwater Ordinances and Resolutions

Credit Policies and Procedures Manual.pdfCredit Policies and Procedures Manual
Interlocal Agreement.pdfInterlocal Agreement
Resolution 95-153.pdfResolution 95-153
Resolution 95-154.pdfResolution 95-154
Ordinance 99-017.pdfOrdinance 99-017
Ordinance 96-010.pdfOrdinance 96-010
Ordinance 95-063.pdfOrdinance 95-063
Ordinance 94-066.pdfOrdinance 94-066
Ordinance 89-117.pdfOrdinance 89-117

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