Environmental Services

irvinEnvironmental Services Department Provides Essential Services

The 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 7:30am and 4pm Monday through Friday should you have an issue to report. If you have an after hours emergency, please call police dispatch at 727-587-6730View the Annual Reclaimed Water reportwater services, reclaimed water schedules or rates. To report a problem or concern, call 727-507-4460.

REPORT A WASTEWATER OR RECLAIMED WATER ISSUE 


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.
December 04, 2020
Although annual holiday events like the Holiday Tree Lighting in Largo Central Park have been canceled, the City of Largo is working to create a safe, healthy, and jolly environment for families to create meaningful memories this holiday season.
November 30, 2020
The City of Largo has been listed as one of The Top 10 Best Places to Retire in America by Money.com. The website ranked optimal cities for retirees based on variables that cover aspects such as housing market, economic health, cost of living, quality of life, mental and physical health factors, diversity, and amenities. 
October 30, 2020
The Largo Police Department would like to hear your experience on the quality of services provided to the Largo community. Your feedback will help to gauge citizen perceptions of crime and safety, and as a platform for organizational learning. This survey should take 20-30 minutes to complete.
October 27, 2020
Largo Public Library's New Home Delivery service ensures that Largo residents who are not able to visit the library can now access materials at home. Library staff will bring library materials to those who are eligible every two weeks for FREE - the kind of books they want, by the authors they want to read.
October 22, 2020
The City of Largo has earned the Family Friendly Business Award! Recognizing Largo for its workplace policies by Family Friendly Pinellas the Gold Seal Certificate gives our organization an edge in competition to retain and attract the highest-quality applicants.
 
October 02, 2020
The City of Largo is currently planning for the display to start on Thanksgiving evening, November 26 through January 3.
September 24, 2020
Largo continues commitment to Sustainability, Public Health and Safety, and Community Pride
August 17, 2020
The Downtown Plaza project is located on the southwest corner of the West Bay Drive and Seminole Boulevard. This public space is a passive park at the eastern gateway to Downtown Largo and features vertical landscaped monuments welcoming both drivers and pedestrians.
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!

Population Size

4th

Largest City in Tampa Bay

Acres of Park Land

4.5K

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