Stormwater

South Florida's annual rainy season typically lasts from June through October. During this time South Floridians may experience flood conditions after large amounts of rain falls over a short period of time or during a tropical system event.

The City of Hollywood maintains a storm water management system in an effort to contain and control all that water and minimize flooding.  The storm water system includes miles of pipes, channels, ditches, swales, natural waterways and drainage easements.  It also includes thousands of manholes and inlets, various pumping stations, and retention and detention basins.  

For more information please click on the below Rainy Season Readiness button from the South Florida Water Management District. 
 
Rainy Season Readiness

Helping to Protect Florida's Water Quality


It is illegal to dump anything down a storm drain. State of Florida regulations state only rain is allowed in Florida's stormwater systems. To report suspected illegal dumping, please call the Regulatory Compliance Division at 954.921.3414. For weekend, after hours or holidays, please call 954-764-HELP (4357).

Residents are also encouraged to protect the water quality in our lakes, streams, canals, the Intracoastal, and the ocean:

1. Minimize use of fertilizer, herbicides, and pesticides. This helps prevent algae blooms, fish kills, loss of native species, and other water quality problems.

2. Prevent oil, grease, and other toxic chemicals from entering the storm systems by properly maintaining cars, boats, lawnmowers, and other mechanical equipment.

3. Mulch or bag lawn clippings, leaves, and other organic debris to avoid storm drain clogs or input to bodies of water.

4. Pick up pet waste. Pet waste carries harmful bacteria.

5. Do not feed birds or other wildlife bread or other human food, especially near the beach or other body of water. Feeding birds is harmful to their health and can lead to unnatural flocking behavior.  Feeding birds also increases bird droppings and bacteria input that has been directly linked to beach advisories (closures).