The City of Tampa's policy has been to provide sand and sandbags to our citizens to protect their property from flooding. 
Construction site planning must take into consideration sediment and erosion control measures as it is illegal to discharge soil and sediment offsite.
Prior to the urbanization of Tampa, a natural balance occurred in the amount of water and nutrients which were delivered to the Bay through stormwater runoff.  As the City has grown, this balance has been shifted with an increase in runoff from impervious surfaces such as rooftops and streets--wi
The City operates programs to reduce the discharge of pollutants from construction sites. Contractors for both large and small projects are held responsible for control of sediments and erosion.
The City offers routine education and training for construction site operators and those who are associated with the implementation of proper stormwater, sediment and erosion control measures at construction sites.
There are many innovative techniques to control erosion and sediment.