Reclaimed Water Restricted in South County
System unavailable during peak evaporation times
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Pinellas County - Effective Friday, May 25, reclaimed water to South County customers will no longer be available between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. daily. Continued high reclaimed water usage in South County has placed demands on the system that can no longer be sustained. The shutdown began at 10 a.m. on May 25, and will last until the system stabilizes. The system will continue to operate as normal prior to 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
After attempting voluntary reductions during daytime hours, outflows continue to equal or exceed reclaimed water production. In accordance with Southwest Florida Water Management District guidelines, watering is currently discouraged during the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to minimize evaporation. However, 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 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."
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