Does your division collect water samples? If so, where are the sampling sites?
Yes. Our division has a group of environmental water quality samplers who observe, record, analyze and collect samples from natural systems using strict state guidelines in order to maintain the integrity of the sample. Click here to see a map of our historical and current sites. Click here to see a video about the sampling program.
How can I learn more?
Please contact us at 239-252-2502 or firstname.lastname@example.org . We have staff that will provide presentations on topics such as pollution prevention, water quality, stormwater management, etc. to your organizations such as civic association, HOA, or classrooms.
How do I report a Pollution Complaint?
There are three different ways to submit a pollution complaint. You are able to submit a complaint via www.colliergov.net, send an email to our section email Pollution_Control@colliergov.net, or give us a call at 239-252-2502. When submitting a complaint, be sure to provide the location of the area of concern such as an address, your name, a call back number and a description of the event you witnessed.
How many analyses are conducted in the laboratory? How many samples are collected?
The laboratory is forecasted to analyze approximately 90,000 samples per year. Our sampling team is forecasted to collect approximately 1,507 samples in 2017.
Members of the public and other agencies may submit a pollution complaint to Pollution Control for investigation. Pollution complaints can be related to fish kills, algae blooms, fertilizer/pesticide misuse, petroleum spills, sewage discharges, etc. Pollution Control staff investigates the causes of the incidents, monitors cleanup activities and provides education to responsible parties.
What is the Wellfield Protection Program?
Pollution Control implements an inspection and development review program to help reduce the risk of pollution to the County’s public water supplies, therefore reducing the cost of treatment. We inspect facilities that are located within a wellfield, or an area of land that is in close proximity to wells that supply drinking water, to ensure best management practices (BMPs) are utilized and that facilities are in compliance with all applicable regulations. We also participate in plan reviews during the site development and permitting processes for facilities proposed within the wellfield protection zones.
What parameters does the Pollution Control Laboratory test for?