Water-Related News

Wastewater/Stormwater Partnership to meet May 23rd

Pinellas County, city and agency partners that make up the Wastewater/Stormwater Partnership will meet on Thursday, May 23, from 9 until 11 a.m., in the Digitorium of the C.W. “Bill” Young University Partnership Center on the Seminole Campus of St. Petersburg College, located at 9200 113th St. N., in Seminole. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The Partnership’s Technical Working Group—a body comprised of technical representatives from utility and stormwater agencies within Pinellas County—will present updates to the Partnership Steering Committee regarding the progress and outcomes of specific projects outlined in the 2017 action plan, including:

  • Results from studies examining the flow of stormwater entering the wastewater system
  • Stormwater improvement projects and initiatives aimed at reducing the flow identified in the studies
  • Status of legislation and ordinances to aid in reducing stormwater inflow into the wastewater system
  • Outreach underway to educate the public about various ways they can help reduce negative impacts to the wastewater system

The Wastewater/Stormwater Partnership was formed in October 2016 as a joint initiative to address countywide wastewater and stormwater issues brought about by historic heavy rainfall events. The countywide team is comprised of leaders and staff from Pinellas County Government, 17 municipal partners and three private utility systems.

The Technical Working Group meets regularly to evaluate each utility system’s status in regards to rehabilitation and replacement projects that are underway and/or planned, collaborate on common approaches to remediate system-wide issues and discuss detailed future mitigation plans to avoid sanitary sewer overflows during extreme weather events.

For more information about the Wastewater/Stormwater Partnership, visit www.pinellascounty.org/taskforce