Environmental Services Department Provides Essential Services

irvinThe Environmental Services department collects, treats and recycles the City's sewer water, helping keep our future Largo sustainable for generations.

The Environmental Services Department provides the essential services to the community and the environment including wastewater conveyance and treatment, reclaimed water distribution, and permit enforcement. 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.

What Are You Looking For?

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.
April 08, 2020
The City of Largo and Pinellas County Consumer Protection is advising citizens to look out for and report scammers exploiting residents’ fears around Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
April 06, 2020
Are you interested in learning more about major City projects happening in and around the Largo community over the next five years? From new fire stations, playgrounds and vehicles to drainage and road improvements, you can explore the City's new Capital Improvements Program (CIP) with the online CIP project explorer. The City of Largo values community input, and you can share your priorities and balance the City's capital budget yourself online using our interactive budget balancing tool.
April 02, 2020
The City of Largo’s Emergency Management Team continues to monitor the evolving health concerns in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and taking proactive measures to help preserve the health and well-being of our community.
April 01, 2020
The Building and Planning Division to close to the public starting at 8am on Thursday, March 19, 2020. This decision was made in response to emerging public health concerns of COVID-19
April 01, 2020
At this time, all Residential solid waste collection services will be provided according to normal collection schedules.
March 26, 2020

On March 25, 2020, Pinellas County passed a "Safer at Home" resolution, effective Thursday, March 26 for individuals, business owners and any place of public assembly to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The City of Largo will align our efforts with the County to promote a collaborative and regional response to protect the health and safety of our community. For questions about the "Safer at Home Resolution," visit PinellasCounty.org/COVID19 or call 727-464-4333.

March 12, 2020

 Do you want more funding for schools, highways, and healthcare in our area? The census count determines billions of dollars in funding for federal and local programs in our state, Congressional representation, and election boundaries. 

February 25, 2020
The City of Largo is proud to announce its 2020 Sustainability Series topics. Join us on the last Tuesday of each month at the Largo Public Library at 6:30pm to meet other residents and professionals interested in sustainability and how we can make an impact on our community. 
February 19, 2020
The City of Largo's reclaimed water customers can look for an upcoming credit on bills mailed out in March and April 2020.

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