14 South Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, Fl 33756
Customer Service (727) 464-4000
South County Reclaimed Water
Experiencing High Demand Voluntary Reduction Requested
May 4, 2007
Demand for reclaimed water by south Pinellas County reclaimed water customers is at an all time high and has reached a critical stage. Officials are urgently requesting that south county customers implement a voluntary reduction in usage effective immediately. The continued drought conditions have placed an unprecedented strain on the reclaimed water system and demand is now exceeding production. The affected areas include all the Gulf Beaches from Tierra Verde to Sand Key; 78th Avenue North to 66th Avenue North between 113th Street North and Boca Ciega Bay; Park Boulevard to 54th Avenue North between Cross Bayou and 66th Street North; Tamarac By The Gulf and Seminole Lakes Golf and Country Club Estates.
Utilities officials have advised that if the high usage levels continue, the entire system may have to be shut down between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. daily. Watering is discouraged during these hours, however, the reclaimed water system continues to experience heavy demand during this timeframe.
The situation will be closely monitored to determine if voluntary reductions are working.
Overwatering can actually damage a Florida lawn and prevent a deep, drought-tolerant root system from being established.
Overwatering promotes dollarweed, chinch bug damage and excessive thatch.
For more information, call (727) 464-4000, press “0” and tell the representative, “I want a healthy lawn.”