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South Pinellas reclaimed water tanks low due to high demand

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The Pinellas County Utilities reclaimed water storage tanks at South Cross Bayou Water Reclamation Facility have fallen to low levels due to excessive user demand, and customers may experience a drop in pressure if mandatory seasonal restrictions are not followed.

Reclaimed water customers in unincorporated South Pinellas County (south of Gulf to Bay Boulevard) may water up to three days a week based on their address as follows:

  • 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 4 p.m.
  • Irrigation is prohibited at all times on Monday.
Enforcement of watering restrictions is currently being intensified to encourage responsible use of reclaimed water.

Pinellas County Utilities customers are encouraged to follow restrictions throughout the year to promote a healthy, sustainable Florida lawn and landscape. The dry season also offers customers the opportunity to learn about, and put into practice, Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practices, including watering only when grass and plants start to wilt and, when needed, watering deeply to encourage deep, drought-tolerant root systems.

Pinellas County Extension offers information about creating Florida-appropriate landscapes that are attractive, healthier with less water and are less costly than replacing plants every year. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/extension to view lawn and garden resources and a listing of upcoming classes.

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.