NEW WATERING RESTRICTIONS FOR CLEARWATER
In response to the Southwest Florida Water Management District's new watering restrictions, Clearwater is modifying and enforcing restrictions on its utility customers as follows: Restaurants may only serve water upon request. Established lawns may be watered once per week, before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. Even-numbered addresses may water lawns only Saturdays, while odd-numbered addresses may water only on Sundays. Landscaping plants (not grass) may be hand-watered or micro-irrigated on any day before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. There's a 60-day establishment period for new and replacement turf. For days 1 to 30, new lawns may be watered any day of the week, before 8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. On days 31 to 60, even-numbered addresses may water them on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, while odd-number addresses may water them on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. You may wash your vehicles one day a week on your watering day if you use a shutoff hose nozzle. Boats may be rinsed and their engines flushed on any day. Homeowners associations must suspend any requirement to replace lawns, pressure-wash or engage in any other activity that increases water use. Reclaimed water users may continue to water on any day before 10 a.m. or after 4 p.m. These new water restrictions are scheduled to expire July 31. Further information is available through the Water Conservation Hotline at (727) 562-4987.
That boil-water notice is lifted
A boil-water notice that was issued a few days ago for the Imperial Cove residential complex, at 19029 U.S. 19 N, has been rescinded. Water sample testing was completed and results came back clean. Residents in all buildings of the complex have been alerted that they may resume normal water usage.
Health services special hours
Pinellas County's department of Health and Human Services will close its four offices at 11 a.m. Friday for a staff meeting. The locations: Clearwater, 2189 Cleveland St., Suite 230; Largo, 8751 Ulmerton Road; St. Petersburg, 647 First Ave. N; and Tarpon Springs, 3015 Disston Ave. All offices will reopen at 8 a.m. March 25 and resume normal business hours.