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Clearwater to flush drinking water system in one region


City to flush water system in one region

On Monday, Clearwater will begin a maintenance flushing program of the city's drinking water system in one region of the city. The program systematically flushes the water system to improve water quality while minimizing the discharge of water. Neighbors in the area generally bounded by Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard, U.S. 19, Nursery Road, and Belcher Road can expect to see hydrant flushing in the area from Monday through July 8. There will be no flushing on weekends or the Fourth of July. Residents may notice reduced water pressure and possibly discolored water. While the water will be safe, if discoloration occurs, it is recommended that users run the faucet for five to 10 minutes, which should clear it up. The flushing program will affect only areas that are on public water. Private water systems will not be flushed as a part of this program. For more information, or for a map showing the affected area, visit For questions, call (727) 562-4591.

Libraries feature magic, crafts

Clearwater public libraries are hosting summer reading activities throughout the summer for all ages. Highlights for the week include:


• Lego Club, 2 p.m., East Library, 2251 Drew St.: Use library's Legos or bring your own.

• My Voice, 2 p.m., Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave.: Teens can practice writing skills.


• Catch the Wave with Science!, 2 p.m., Main Library: A science program using whoopee cushions, water balloons and musical instruments from all over the world to explore the science of sound and music.

• Creativity in the Corner, 5 p.m., East Library: Stories, drawing and coloring in the children's corner.


• Terrific Tuesdays, 2 p.m., Countryside Library, 2741 State Road 580: A performance for elementary age children.

• Card Magic for Adults, 3 p.m., Main Library: Master magician Bill Kahn teaches a two-hour course in card magic.


• Learn to Draw Cartoons!, 2:30 p.m., Main Library: A drawing workshop teaches children ages 4 and up to draw cartoon art.


• July 4th Crafts and Fun, 2 p.m., East Library: Stories, crafts and cartoons to celebrate Independence Day.

• Origami 101, 2 p.m., Countryside Library.

• Mad Science's Up, Up and Away, 3 p.m., North Greenwood Library, 905 N. MLK Jr. Ave.: Be mystified by molecules and amazed by atmospheric pressure at this program about the power of pressure.


Breakfast Bunch meets Tuesdays

Gather with friends and make new ones while enjoying a breakfast of eggs, pancakes, bacon, sausage, fruit, coffee and juice at the Hale Senior Activity Center. The Breakfast Bunch is held 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the center, 330 Douglas Ave. It costs $3 with a recreation ID and $4 without. Call (727) 298-3299 for information.

In sports

Updates on local volleyball, golf and tennis events. See story, Page 4

Clearwater to flush drinking water system in one region 06/25/11 [Last modified: Saturday, June 25, 2011 12:54pm]
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