To protect Volusia County's springs and surface waters from nutrient pollution, the Volusia County Council has adopted a summertime fertilizer ban and initiated other restrictions to protect the county's waterways.
Non-point sources of pollution, which include fertilizer runoff, contribute significant amounts of nutrients to our water bodies. Runoff from improper use of fertilizer can contribute to nitrogen and phosphorous pollution in surface waters and ground water.
Information on supporting documentation for stricter fertilizer rules
Ordinance 2014-09 applies to all homes and businesses in Volusia County, except those in Deltona, which has its own fertilizer ordinance. Gardens and compost are exempt.
Under the ordinance, the application of fertilizers containing nitrogen or phosphorous is prohibited from June 1 through September 30 of each year, during flood watches and on saturated soils.
Other provisions include:
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