Public Outreach

The special legislative act dissolving the East County Water Control District (“ECWCD”) and creating the Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District (“LAMSID”) was approved by the Governor on June 10, 2015. Therefore, all motions, resolutions, and other documentation or references relating to the District should now refer to “Lehigh Acres Municipal Services Improvement District” instead of to “East County Water Control District.”

Stormwater pollution is the main water quality issue in the nation!

PBookmark1aollution can come from a variety of  natural and man-made sources including:

  • Agricultural waste
  • Automotive fluids
  • Fertilizers and pesticides
  • Lawn/yard clippings
  • Chemicals
  • And Pet Waste

You can help reduce stormwater pollution by remembering to:

  • Compost Yard Waste such as grass clippings, tree trimmings, etc.
  • Use Less Fertilizers— Remember to follow Lee County’s Landscape and Fertilizer Best Management Practices Ordinance No.08-08
  • Landscape your yard with native plants
  • Pick up After Your Pet
  • Dispose of household and hazardous waste such as auto fluids, batteries, paint, oil, etc. properly— Lee County’s permanent Household and Chemical Waste Facility (off Metro Parkway at 6441 Topaz Court, Fort Myers). For questions on how to dispose of household waste, contact the facility directly. Residents may now dispose of household chemical waste between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday and every first Saturday of the month from 8 am to 12 Noon.  The facility will be closed on holidays observed by Lee County.

To report a pollution issue in Lehigh Acres or for questions, contact ECWCD’s water resource manager, Bill Walker, at 239-368-0044 x 26.


Getting To Know ECWCD

Contractors: What you need to know about NPDES

Residents: What you need to know about NPDES

Stormwater Pollution Prevention

LA-MSID’s Harns Marsh Brochure


Youth Outreach

Nurture Nature Children’s Activity Booklet


Improving Water Quality, Storage and Infrastructure Presentation – Community Council Meeting 6.16