Water-Related News

Jan. 8th public meeting set for Roosevelt Stormwater Facility improvements

Pinellas County will hold a Neighborhood Information Meeting regarding planned improvements at the Roosevelt Stormwater Facility near 43rd Street North and Lake Boulevard in Pinellas Park.

The meeting is set for Tuesday, Jan. 8, from 6–8 p.m. at St. Petersburg College EpiCenter, Rooms 1-451, 453 and 455, 13805 58th St. N., Clearwater.

County staff and consultant representatives will share information and answer questions about the project, which aims to improve water quality by reducing pollutants in the stormwater runoff that flows into Roosevelt Creek and eventually Tampa Bay. Citizens are invited to review engineering plans at this link and to provide feedback at the meeting.

In a related project, the County is in the design phase of planned improvements to Roosevelt Creek Channel 5. The existing salinity weir (concrete wall) will be removed to create a more natural connection to Tampa Bay and promote the passage of aquatic organisms and improve flood flows. This project will also include the removal of accumulated sediment in Channel 5 from Executive Drive north to the weir, stabilization of the banks where necessary and habitat restoration adjacent to the weir.

Residents who cannot attend the meeting and have comments or questions are invited to contact the project team at 727-464-8900 or SWProjects@Pinellascounty.org.