Water-Related News

South County Reclaimed Water Critically Low

Pinellas County Utilities reports that the reclaimed water storage tanks at South Cross Bayou are critically low due to excessive user demand.

Utilities is encouraging South County reclaimed water customers to follow the three-day-per-week restrictions currently in place to avoid service interruptions.

South County reclaimed water customers may currently water three days a week, based on house address according to the following schedule:

  • Addresses ending in even numbers may irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday and/or Saturday.
  • Addresses ending in odd numbers may irrigate on Wednesday, Friday and/or Sunday.
  • Mixed address properties or those without an address such as common areas, may irrigate on Wednesday, Friday and/or Sunday.
  • Irrigating with reclaimed water is prohibited between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Irrigation is prohibited at all times on Monday.

Customers are encouraged to develop and follow best maintenance practices for lawn care. In the Pinellas County area, lawns need one-half to three-quarters of an inch of water every two to three weeks during the cooler months. Irrigation should only take place when grass shows signs of wilt. To learn more about Florida Friendly Landscaping, visit www.pinellascounty.org/extension.

The Pinellas County reclaimed water program underscores a key component of Pinellas County’s Strategic Plan: reducing, reusing and recycling resources including energy, water and solid waste.

For more information about reclaimed water restrictions, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/reclaim-irrigation.htm. For more information about Pinellas County Utilities, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities.