14 South Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, Fl 33756
Customer Service (727) 464-4000
Reclaimed water conservation needed in South Pinellas Voluntary reduction requested
May 26, 2011
To alleviate reclaimed water pressure issues and potential shortages, Pinellas County Utilities is appealing to reclaimed water customers in south Pinellas County to voluntarily limit irrigation immediately. Minimal rainfall and overuse of reclaimed water in the area are stressing the available supply of reclaimed water. If current dry conditions and overuse continue, officials may have to implement mandatory restrictions in order for the system to recover. A request for reclaimed water conservation was also issued for north Pinellas County earlier this month.
Limit irrigation to alternate days of the week, based upon address:
- Odd numbered addresses to irrigate on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
- Even numbered addresses to irrigate on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday
Generally, irrigate at a rate of approximately 1 inch to 1½ inches per week.
Do not irrigate during the hottest part of the day (10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.) when irrigation is least effective. High temperatures lead to excessive evaporation and the potential for lawn scalding.
Those brown spots on your lawn could be due to insect damage. Over watering can make this situation worse.
Make sure your sprinklers water your lawn, not your driveway, road or sidewalk.
Pinellas County Utilities is trying to prevent implementing mandatory restrictions. Please help conserve our valuable reclaimed water resource by irrigating wisely and efficiently.
If you would like additional information on how to maintain a healthy lawn, please visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities or contact Pinellas County Utilities at 464-4000, and tell the representative, “I want a healthy lawn.”