Water-Related News

Reclaimed Watering Restrictions Off

The seasonal reclaimed watering restrictions for lawn and landscape irrigation, scheduled to start Oct. 1, have been suspended by the director of Pinellas County Utilities.

Because of uncharacteristic seasonal rainfall and the reduced demand on reclaimed water supplies at the William E. Dunn and South Cross Water Reclamation facilities, irrigation of established lawns and landscaping with reclaimed water will not be limited to three days a week.

However, customers are reminded that the three-day-per-week watering schedule is sufficient to maintain a healthy lawn.

Pinellas County Code 82-3 allows suspension of reclaimed watering limitations if conditions warrant. The seasonal restrictions were originally implemented to help alleviate operational shortages from April 1 to June 30 and from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30. Utilities will continue to monitor rainfall levels and reclaimed water supplies to determine if conservation measures should be implemented.