Ditch and Retention Ponds

The City of Tampa's Stormwater Management System has approximately 180 miles of ditches and over 100 retention and detention ponds. Debris and silt are removed regularly from the system using methods ranging from wheelbarrows and shovels to state-of-the-art equipment such as the Kaiser Spyder®. These efforts are important in maintaining the system's ability to control flooding and prevent stormwater pollution.

These crews also enhance large ditches in our system which are suffering from erosion by giving them a new lease on life with a lining of recycled concrete sidewalk. Erosion repair, whether by rip-rap, lining or sodding is important in protecting nearby property, preventing flooding by maintaining capacity, and controlling pollution.

If you know of a problem which should be addressed, please call us at (813) 274-3101.