North County reclaimed water system unavailable Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays
Due to a reduced supply, increased demand, and lack of seasonal rainfall, reclaimed water in north Pinellas County will continue to be unavailable on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays until further notice while the system is shut down for storage level recovery. Pinellas County Utilities customers north of Curlew Road are asked to continue limiting their reclaimed water use and to follow the reduced reclaimed water availability irrigation schedule to help with this resource recovery initiative.
These restrictions limit reclaimed water irrigation to authorized hours:
North County Reclaimed Water Schedule
Two Days a Week, One Time Per Day
Mornings between 12:01 AM and 8 AM or evenings between 4 PM and 11:59 PM
Addresses ending in even numbers water on Tuesday and Saturday
Addresses ending in odd numbers water on Wednesday and Sunday
Mixed* or no address areas water on Wednesday and Sunday
During the past several weeks, storage levels of reclaimed water have declined to the point of exhausting the water in storage. As the return of seasonal rainfall helps stabilize reclaimed water supplies, the reclaimed water storage capacity will be re-evaluated. In order to protect reclaimed water infrastructure, the restricted schedule will remain in effect until storage levels recover. Utilities customers should monitor the Pinellas County Utilities website for updates and the possible extension of this initiative.
Residents are urged to take additional steps to conserve water, including:
Water only when your lawn and landscape show signs of wilt or discoloration; and avoid watering when it is windy.
Check and repair leaking sprinkler heads. Adjust to adequately cover your landscape.
Install a rain shut-off device. Do not irrigate in the rain, or if rain has occurred in the last few days.
Water your landscape infrequently but deeply. This encourages deeper root growth and a healthier lawn.
Mow grass to a height of 3 inches to provide better shade for the soil, which requires less water.
Apply 2 to 4 inches of mulch to retain moisture in the soil.
Consider installing Florida-Friendly™ landscaping by using low maintenance plants and environmentally sustainable practices found in the links below: