Incorrect use of fertilizer and poor landscape debris management can allow nutrients to leach into the groundwater and wash into storm drains that flow to creeks, lakes, Tampa Bay, or the Gulf of Mexico.
Excess nutrients can cause harmful algae blooms, which lower oxygen levels and lead to fish kills. The treatment to remove these nutrients costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year. Nutrient pollutions can be controlled with your help. An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure!