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The City of Lakeland has a municipal separate storm sewer system, abbreviated MS4.
This is different than a combined sewer system in that an MS4 only carries stormwater as opposed to both stormwater and wastewater.
Stormwater flows into the gutters and inlets and is directed into the pipe system.
Transports the stormwater to the outfall.
Releases the stormwater into the lake or stream.
Holds stormwater from large rain events to prevent an overload to the storm sewer system which would cause flooding.
Transports stormwater on the surface by ditches and swales.
As of 2013, our storm system consists of:
All of the conveyances mentioned above eventually drain into various streams, rivers, and lakes.
Loosahatchie River Basin
Wolf River Basin