Water-Related News

Reclaimed restrictions in North County

Continued limited rainfall in the north Pinellas County reclaimed water service area has increased customer usage to the point of exhausting the water in storage. Therefore, Pinellas County Utilities must implement additional mandatory reclaimed water restrictions.

Beginning Tuesday, May 3, north county reclaimed water customers who reside north of Curlew Road may water once a week based on house address according to the following schedule:

  • Addresses ending in 0, 1, or 2 may irrigate on Tuesday
  • Addresses ending in 3, 4, or 5 may irrigate on Wednesday
  • Addresses ending in 6, 7, 8, or 9 may irrigate on Saturday
  • Mixed address or no address properties such as common areas may irrigate on Tuesday
  • Watering is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The north county reclaimed water system will now be shut down on Sundays, Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Pinellas County Utilities appreciates customers’ cooperation as these additional conservation measures are required to maintain operations during this seasonal dry period. These necessary measures will allow Pinellas County to slowly restore normal pond operating levels and provide sufficient volume of reclaimed water to meet lawn irrigation needs and maintain adequate system pressure for all affected customers.

This one-day-per-week irrigation schedule for north county customers is anticipated to remain in effect until seasonal rainfall resumes in the service area and storage levels recover, at which time the reclaimed water system will be returned to full operation.

For more details, call Customer Service regarding reclaimed water at (727) 464-4000 or visit the Pinellas County Utilities webpage.