Force main failure at South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility
Joe’s Creek and Cross Bayou Impacted
With a 42-inch force main out of commission for repairs and heavy rainfall in recent days, the South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility found it necessary to again divert overflows into Joe’s Creek.
All overflows going to surface water have ceased. Nearby residents are being advised to avoid swimming or other recreational use of Joe’s Creek and Cross Bayou until further notice.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has been advised and additional information will be provided as soon as assessments from the field are received.
Pinellas County appreciates customers’ patience, understanding and cooperation. For more information, please call Customer Service at (727) 464-4000 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities.