Roughly 75% of the county's waterways have been found impaired by pollutants, many of which are nitrogen- or phosphate-based, two main ingredients in commercial fertilizers.
"Sales of fertilizer with nitrogen or phosphates will be banned starting next year from June through September - or any time during the year when big storms or flooding hit - in Pinellas County. Applying that fertilizer on lawns will be banned starting this summer.
"We all have a moral responsibility to take care of the Earth, to take care of what's given to us," said Commissioner Susan Latvala. "
Thanks to Governing Magazine