Water-Related News

North County reclaimed water supply at low level

Pinellas County Utilities’ reclaimed water storage ponds at William E. Dunn Water Reclamation Facility have fallen to low levels due to excessive user demand. As a result, customers may experience a drop in pressure if mandatory seasonal restrictions are not followed.

Reclaimed water customers in unincorporated Pinellas County north of Curlew Road may water up to two-days per week based on their address as follows:

  • Addresses ending in even numbers (0, 2, 4, 6 or 8) may irrigate on Tuesday and/or Saturday.
  • Addresses ending in odd numbers (1, 3, 5, 7 or 9) may irrigate on Wednesday and/or Sunday.
  • Addresses with mixed or no addresses, such as common areas, may irrigate on Wednesday and/or Sunday.
  • Irrigating with reclaimed water is prohibited between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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 a multitude of 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.