Environmental Services Department Provides Essential Services

irvinThe Environmental Services Department provides the essential services to the community and the environment. The Department is responsible for collection, treatment and recycling of the City’s wastewater to keep our future Largo sustainable for generations.

We remain committed to the community through the evolving Covid-19 outbreak. Even with the "Safer at Home" Act in place, our dedicated staff are available 24/7 to respond to emergencies. The wastewater treatment facility is also staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to treat wastewater before it is discharged. We thank each and every staff member for their continued service to our Department and you, our customers.
 
Our offices are closed to the public but we will continue to receive calls at 727-507-4460 between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM Monday through Friday should you have an issue to report. If you have an after hours emergency, please call police dispatch at 727-587-6730.


View the Annual Reclaimed Water reportwater services, reclaimed water schedules or rates. To report a problem or concern, call 727-507-4460.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Public Health and Facilities: A Toilet is Not a Trash Can

As people prepare to stay home during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, basic household items such as toilet paper are in high-demand at local stores. The City of Largo and Pinellas County Utilities would like to remind our residents that while you may be using alternatives to toilet paper during this time, popular bathroom wipes and pre-moistened towelettes often advertised as 'flushable' are heavily contributing to clogs and backups in our sanitary sewer system.

Items such as wet wipes, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, diapers, as well as floss, do not easily break down and can lead to blockage and overlows sending raw sewage into homes, yards, and waterways. This leads to costly repairs and damages. Remember to stick to the three Ps: Pee, Poop, and [toilet] Paper. Check out this video and remember a toilet is not a trash can!

Please visit Largo.com/COVID19 for the latest updates and information regarding the City's response to COVID-19.

As many more of our residents are cooking at home instead of ordering takeout or going out to eat we have seen an increase in the amount of fat, oil and grease at the treatment plant. Please remember to let your cooking oil, grease, fat, butter and gravy cool before placing it in a container for disposal or recycling. Mayonnaise, sauces and salad dressings should be disposed of in the garbage instead of the drain. Your cooperation can keep the pipes clean and prevent costly sewage overflows in the sewer system and in your own home.

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Fight F.O.G.
Fats, oils and grease that are poured down any drain can build up and block your sewer at home or work, causing nasty and costly sewer overflows.
C.O.R.E.
The Cooking Oil Recycling Effort or C.O.R.E. encourages the community to recycle used cooking oil to prevent backups and overflows in your home, or let the oil cool and place it in your trash can.
Reclaimed Water
As a sustainability leader, Largo even recycles water. Find out how reclaimed water is made and how it can be used in your home or business or learn about service rates.
A Toilet is Not A Trash Can
Be sure to never place any items in your toilet, even "flushable wipes" as they can block your drain and cause backups in homes and businesses. 
Commercial & Industrial Users
Find information on commercial and industrial grease traps, inspections, permitting and documentation of services or how to report items such as illegal dumping.
Sewer Water
Sewer water is any water that leaves your home through your drains. Find out where it goes and how you can avoid costly sewer overflows on your property.
July 10, 2020
Each fiscal year, the Office of Performance and Budget (OPB) prepares budget recommendations informed by staff and community input as well as past and projected financial information to inform the next fiscal year (fiscal years start on Oct 1). 
July 08, 2020
Largo Fire Rescue is hosting two hurricane preparedness events this month to help residents and businesses prepare for storm season amidst the coronavirus pandemic. 
July 06, 2020
Stormwater pollution can lead to toxic algae blooms and other conditions that cause public health and environmental issues. Come learn about your local watershed, your individual connection to it, and how we can all make changes that improve our direct impact on our beautiful waterways. (RSVP ON FACEBOOK)
July 06, 2020
A drive-thru, community-based COVID-19 testing site is now open at the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Parking Garage, 400 1st St. S, St. Petersburg. This site was created through a partnership with the Florida Division of Emergency Management, the Florida Department of Health, Pinellas County, the City of St. Petersburg and the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater.  
June 26, 2020
The City of Largo will continue a regional response to align our public safety initiatives with state and local authorities. Largo Leadership has decided to follow the guidelines in Pinellas County's ordinance requiring face coverings in indoor settings by the public. This decision is based on COVID-19 trending data, the County's leading public health officials, and CDC guidance. Local face covering requirements will be effective on June 26 in all City of Largo facilities.
June 26, 2020
The City of Largo understands as numbers in Pinellas rise; unfortunately, we will likely have team members with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases. Our goal is to ensure the community is aware of the safety precautions and procedures in place to promote transparency and ensure everyone has the information they need to stay safe and healthy. Information is subject to change pending updates to federal, state, and local guidance.
May 08, 2020
Alert Pinellas is an invaluable tool used by Pinellas County Emergency Management and the City of Largo to send the community urgent messages through texts, emails and voice calls about a variety of situations.
May 01, 2020
It is important we stay informed and connected, as a community, during this time. Check out the information below to stay informed and have your questions answered. We are in this together, Largo!
March 12, 2020

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