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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 is converted to watertight and impervious surfaces, such as buildings and parking lots. The amount of rainwater that can soak into the ground is reduced. If unmanaged, the increased stormwater running off these impervious surfaces can cause serious flooding and water quality problems.

In 1989, the county determined that the system of stormwater management practices wasn’t adequate to meet all the problems associated with stormwater management. To control water quantity, enhance water quality and effectively manage stormwater, a Stormwater Environmental Utility was established.
The Stormwater Environmental Utility provides stable and dedicated funding for long-range planning and capital improvements to address existing as well as future concerns. It provides the ability to develop and implement a stormwater management plan to ensure that stormwater systems are properly planned, constructed, operated and maintained.
The Sarasota County Stormwater Environmental Utility is 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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