After rainfall, stormwater flows over land or impervious surfaces, such as paved streets, parking lots, and building dirt/sediment. Stormwater runoff is directed to local waterways, that without treatment, can harm our rivers, streams, lakes, and coastal waters.

Most of the City of Winter Park lies within what is known as the Howell Branch Drainage Basin. Howell Branch Creek, also known as Howell Creek, is a tributary of the St. Johns River. All of the land area that contributes runoff to Howell Branch is referred to as its drainage basin. There are approximately 17 square miles of land that drain to Howell Branch before it leaves Winter Park. Winter Park alone has over 2,300 stormwater inlets and 46 miles of stormwater pipes.

Help protect our city’s waterways from pollution by placing storm drain markers in your neighborhood!

Storm Drain Marking Program

Where to Start

  1. Choose a location – Identify a neighborhood near you with storm drains. Roads with a speed limit of 25mph or less are eligible.
  2. Reserve a storm drain marking kit – Fill out the form below to reserve a kit for your project. Reservation must be submitted at least 4 business days prior to the labeling date.
  3. Review the marking kit information – If you have any questions, contact the City of Winter Park Lakes Division at 407-691-7829.
  4. Project set-up – Have all volunteers sign the provided volunteer waiver forms and review all safety guidelines.
  5. Return the kits and forms – Once you have placed your markers, return the storm drain marking kit and waivers to Lakes Division staff.
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