Water-Related News

Reclaimed water off Tuesday (Nov. 29) in North County

The reclaimed water system servicing residents in north Pinellas County will be shut down Tuesday, Nov. 29, to restore the water supply at the Dunn Water Reclamation Facility.

Reclaimed water levels are critically low at the Dunn Facility, located at 4100 Dunn Drive, Palm Harbor, following repairs at the facility related to a leaking potable water pipe.

While attempting to find the source of the leaking pipe, which was discovered Sunday, the Dunn facility had to stop the flow of partially-treated wastewater for several hours, discharging it into a holding pond before it could be fully treated.

This water is in the process of being retreated before it can again be distributed through the reclaimed water system. The system is expected to return to normal operation Wednesday.

After Tuesday’s emergency shut down, the North County reclaimed system will continue to be shut down three days per week until further notice due to dry weather and excessive demand. Customers may irrigate two days per week according to the following schedule:

  • Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) may water on Tuesday and/or Saturday.
  • Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) may water on Wednesday and/or Sunday.
  • Addresses with mixed or no addresses, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision, may water on Wednesday and/or Sunday.
Watering is prohibited between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on all days. The system will continue to be shut down on Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays. The system will also be shut down from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all days of operation.

South County customers are encouraged to follow the three-days-per-week schedule all year long to promote a healthy, drought-tolerant lawn with deep roots.

More information is available on the reclaimed water restrictions website.