Pinellas County Stormwater Ordinance: No pollutants can be allowed to enter the surface waters, the storm sewer system, or even be disposed of in the roadways, as roads also lead to storm drains. Pollutants that enter the water illegally are called illicit discharges. Any illicit discharge is punishable by fines of up to $10,000 per day.
Message from the Florida Department of Health Message on Main Drain Covers"Reminder: Virginia Graeme Baker Act main drain covers that were required by law in 2008 have a 3-10 year life expectancy. Please check your date of installation to see if your grate is expired. If expired, please replace as soon as possible to remain in compliance with both the state code and the federal rule." Form for reporting a Pool and Spa Main Drain Grate/Cover Retrofit (Compliance)