The Stormwater within the Village of Palmetto Bay either infiltrates into the ground, or it is conveyed through a network of pipeline that discharges into the C-100 series of the Cutler Drain Canal. On either scenario, the drainage systems work by filtering the stormwater underground. This keeps contaminants and pollution from the stormwater from entering rivers, canals, Biscayne Bay, and the ocean. Also, underground water is our only source of drinking and domestic water supply. Did you know that one quart of oil can contaminate 250,000 gallons of water? Imagine what an oil change will do.
It is very important that nothing but rain enters our catch basins, inlets or other waterways. Chemicals, organics and litter can not only contaminate our drinking water, it can also create blockage that causes flooding and other major problems for our community. Please visit our Stormwater Management page for more details on what you can do to help. If you observe debris in or near stormwater inlets, please report them to our Public Works Department at 305-969-5011. All illegal dumping or discharges of pollutants must be reported to the 24-hour Miami-Dade County Pollution Complaint Hotline at 305-372-6955.