2009 - Statewide Victory

Legislature sets limits on phosphorus that pollutes lakes and increases algae blooms

Phosphorus in lawn fertilizers and in cleaning products leads to increased pollution and algae in our lakes. In 2009, two bills were signed into law that will help prevent stinky, green lakes.

AB 3 prohibits the sale and residential application of fertilizer containing phosphorus to turf, except in certain circumstances. AB 281 brings dishwashing detergent into line with the same phosphorus limits as other household cleaning products.