The first of three litter and nutrient removal devices were installed last week as part of the Southeast Seminole Heights Flood Relief Project. They are intended to reduce stormwater pollution to the Hillsborough River.
The first of the devices was placed in the new stormwater outfall along the river, at Haya Linear Park in South Seminole Heights. Side by side “baffle boxes” will filter debris and mud that would otherwise flow to the river from streets and yards, and a trash collection system will trap bottles, cans and other floatable trash carried with rainfall. The trash collection component is capable of capturing trash as small as oak leaves. It will be maintained by the City.
Other baffle box/litter collectors will be installed at Henry Avenue and Central Avenue, and Caracas and 9th Street on the east side of Nebraska Avenue.
Work on the outfall at the Hillsborough River should be completed over the next couple months.