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.
January 15, 2021
The Florida League of Cities, the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments, announced that Largo’s Vice Mayor Jamie Robinson was recently appointed to serve on the League’s 2020-2021 Advocacy Committee. Members of this committee are appointed annually by the League’s president. Florida League of Cities President Tony Ortiz, commissioner for the City of Orlando, made the appointments for this term.
January 05, 2021
The City of Largo GIS Team is looking for community input regarding available online information. Largo residents and businesses are invited to share feedback to help City staff better understand what types of online applications and mapping services best serve the public. Once feedback is received and reviewed, the GIS Team will continue to publish additional public applications to decrease the information gap between city staff and the public. 
January 04, 2021
The City of Largo has begun efforts toward the development of a new City Hall. Community members including residents, businesses, and community groups will be invited to share their priorities for specific design features and public use elements of this new and improved City Hall.
December 18, 2020
The City of Largo is kicking off the new year with its monthly Sustainability Series Workshop. Hosted virtually and live on the City of Largo Facebook page (fb.com/CityofLargo) on select Saturday mornings throughout the year, participants can learn how Largo is going resilient, exploring ways that we can become more resilient, from the individual level to our shared community. 
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

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