Stormwater Utility

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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 converts to watertight and impervious surfaces, such as buildings and parking lots.
  • This reduces the amount of rainwater that can soak into the ground. 
  • The increased runoff can cause serious flooding and water quality problems if not managed.

In 1989, we determined that the system in place was not adequate to meet all the problems associated with stormwater management. 

We established a Stormwater Environmental Utility to:

  • Control water quantity, 
  • Enhance water quality and 
  • Effectively manage stormwater.

The Stormwater Environmental Utility provides stable and dedicated funding for:

  • Long-range planning 
  • Capital improvements to address existing as well as future concerns

It provides the ability to develop and implement a stormwater management plan to ensure the proper planning, construction, and operation and maintenance of stormwater systems.

We are 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
Stormwater Basin Map
Stormwater Capitol Improvement Areas
Stormwater Service Assessment Areas
Stormwater Watershed Map


Assessment Inquiries

Stormwater Environmental Utility
1001 Sarasota Center Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34240
941-861-5000
Or e-mail us at seu@scgov.net, for assessment inquiries.


Contact SEU

Drainage issue? Submit a Request for Service, or Call 941-861-5000