14 South Fort Harrison Avenue
Clearwater, Fl 33756
Customer Service (727) 464-4000
Reclaimed Water Restricted in South County System unavailable during peak evaporation times
May 16, 2008
Effective Saturday, May 17, 2008, reclaimed water to South County customers will temporarily be unavailable between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Drought conditions in the area and the continued high demand for reclaimed water in South County has placed stresses on the system that can no longer be sustained. The shutdown will begin at 10 a.m. on May 17, and last until the system stabilizes, at which time customers will be notified by press release and an update of Pinellas County Utilities Web site. The system will continue to operate as normal prior to 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
Outflows at the water reclamation facility continue to equal or exceed reclaimed water production. While watering is always discouraged during peak evaporation times, the reclaimed water system has continued to experience heavy demand during this timeframe. Utilities officials urge customers to conserve our valuable reclaimed water resource by irrigating wisely and efficiently when it is available.
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. The communities of Pinellas Park, St. Pete Beach and South Pasadena will also be affected.
Over-watering can actually damage a Florida lawn and prevent a deep, drought-tolerant root system from being established.
Over-watering promotes weed growth and excessive thatch.