ST. PETERSBURG – This spring, the City of St. Petersburg’s water treatment facilities will open their doors to the public for open houses. The Water Resources Department works hard to provide consistent, quality service for residents and visitors. This is the public’s chance to get a behind-the-scenes look into the work that goes into keeping St. Pete flowing.
Attendees can expect to learn about drinking water sourcing and processing at the Cosme Water Treatment Plant in Odessa and how wastewater becomes reclaimed water at one of the three reclaimed water treatment facilities in St. Pete. Plant operators and City staff will lead tours to show the flow of water from beginning to end and answer questions. Tours will begin hourly at 9 a.m. with the last tour starting at 11 a.m.
OPEN HOUSE DATES
Saturday, March 25 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Southwest Water Reclamation Facility
3800 54th Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33701
Saturday, April 1 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Cosme Water Treatment Plant
16015 Race Track Rd. Odessa, FL 33556
Saturday, April 15 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Northwest Water Reclamation Facility
7500 26th Ave. N St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Saturday, April 22 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Northeast Water Reclamation Facility
1160 62nd Ave. NE. St. Petersburg, FL 33702
The majority of the tour is outdoors and is a walking tour. Attendees should plan to be in the sun and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Facilities are not ADA accessible by default, however reasonable accommodations can be made by calling the Water Resources Department at 727-893-7261. A driver’s license or state photo ID is required for entry and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Questions can be directed to the Water Resources Department at 727-893-7261.