Only Rain Down the Drain

Stormwater is the number one source of water pollution in our area. Stormdrains lead directly to our waterways with no filters from our yards, driveways and homes. Rain can carry chemicals, oil and trash from our yards to the Bay and the Gulf where it can harm fish and other aquatic life. For issues related to stormwater including discharges, spills or illegal dumping please visit our Report an Issue page.

The Pinellas County Fertilizer Ban is in effect from June 1 through August 30, strictly prohibiting the sale or use of most lawn and landscape fertilizers as they contain Nitrogen and Phosphorous. These nutrients can wash from our yards into the Gulf or Bay when it rains, harming local wildlife and plants. Over 70% of Pinellas County waters contain excess amounts of these nutrients, leading to harmful algae blooms that can even lead to fish kills. 

To ensure the health and quality of our waters, follow these tips during the ban:
·Do not fertilize your lawn from June 1 through September 30.
·Immediately clean up fertilizer spills on your driveway, sidewalk or street.
·Never allow fertilizer, grass clippings, oil or pet waste to be washed into your stormdrains.
·Use Florida-friendly yard products that contain iron and other micronutrients to ensure you have a healthy lawn and community.

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How Can You Help Improve Our Waterways?

Scoop the Poop
Up to 50 thousand pounds of pet waste is unscooped every day in Pinellas.
Fertilizer Ban
Avoid certain fertilizers during the summer ban (June 1-Sep 30) as these nutrients can harm aquatic life.
Pool Draining
Drain pools and wash your car over grass to filter out harmful chemicals.
Grass Clippings
Keep leaves and grass clippings in your yard and out of the stormdrain.
Keep car oil and other chemicals out of your driveway and off of the ground to prevent runoff.
Illegal Dumping
Report illegal dumping of chemicals and trash to

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