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.
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.