Pinellas County Utilities encouraging customers to follow watering restrictions
Pinellas County Utilities is experiencing high demand for reclaimed water. Pinellas County Utilities reclaimed water customers are reminded to adhere to the County’s reclaimed water restrictions. Failure to comply may result in enforcement actions.
For more information about reclaimed water usage and schedules, visit
http://www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/water-rules.htm or call Pinellas County Utilities Customer Service at (727) 464-4000. Customers should reference the website for information about schedule changes and additional restrictions that may be implemented if seasonal rainfall is lower than anticipated. Thank you for your cooperation.
Pinellas: Seasonal reclaimed water restrictions in effect April 1
Pinellas County seasonal reclaimed water restrictions are in effect through Wednesday, June 30. Due to supply fluctuation in both the north and south County reclaimed water systems, the restrictions schedule for reclaimed water users will be different for north and south County customers during this period. Enforcement of watering restrictions encourages responsible use of reclaimed water.
North County reclaimed water schedule
Effective Thursday, April 1, north County reclaimed water customers may only irrigate two days per week based on the property address, according to the schedule below:
Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, or 8) may water on Tuesday and/or Saturday.
Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, or 9) may water on Wednesday and/or Sunday.
Parcels with mixed or no address, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision, may water on Wednesday and/or Sunday.
Watering is prohibited between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. on all authorized days.
Because irrigation is entirely prohibited on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, the reclaimed water system will be shut down on these days, as needed. The system will also be shut down from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on all days of operation for supply recovery. Customers should monitor the reclaimed water restrictions website for up-to-date information on shutdowns and schedule changes at www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/reclaim-irrigation.htm.
Customer cooperation in following the two-days-per-week watering schedule is critical, as excessive demand may require returning to watering one day per week.
South County reclaimed water schedule
South County reclaimed water customers may irrigate three days per week based on property address according to the following schedule:
Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) may water on Tuesday, Thursday and/or Saturday.
Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may water on Wednesday, Friday and/or Sunday.
Parcels with mixed or no address, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision, may water on Wednesday, Friday and/or Sunday.
Lawn irrigation is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on all authorized days.
Lawn irrigation is also prohibited on Monday.
Customers are encouraged to follow these restrictions throughout the year to promote a healthy, sustainable Florida lawn and landscape. Utilities advises customers to learn about and apply Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practices, including watering only when grass and plants start to wilt and, when needed, watering deeply to encourage deep, drought-tolerant root systems.
Pinellas County Extension offers a multitude of information about creating Florida-appropriate landscapes that are attractive, healthier with less water and are less costly than replacing plants every year. Visit www.sfyl.ifas.ufl.edu to view lawn and garden resources and a listing of upcoming classes.
Utilities customers are also reminded that Pinellas County follows year-round conservation measures allowing irrigation using potable, well, lake or pond water two days per week on assigned days based on house address. To verify watering days, visit