Water district votes to extend restrictions
The Southwest Florida Water Management District Governing Board has voted to extend the Severe Water Shortage Order, which restricts lawn watering throughout the region to one-day-per-week through Sept. 30. Clearwater residents should continue to follow the watering schedule given by city ordinances:
• For all water sources, watering is not allowed between 8:01 a.m. and 5:59 p.m. on any day.
• Drinking water, wells, lakes or pond water may be used to water lawns and wash cars one day per week:
Saturday: Property addresses ending in even numbers or letters A through M.
Sunday: Property addresses ending in odd numbers or letters N through Z.
• Reclaimed water can be used any day of the week at all locations, but not during restricted hours.
• Low-volume irrigation devices can be used any day, but not during restricted hours.
• To establish new lawns or plantings, watering daily is allowed for 60 days.
• Hand watering of trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetable gardens is allowed.
For more information on city of Clearwater water restrictions, contact Public Utilities at (727) 562-4960, ext. 7227. For questions about Swiftmud's Severe Water Shortage Order, visit www.watermatters.org or call (800) 423-1476, ext. 4498.
Clothes to Kids needs donations
Clothes to Kids, a nonprofit organization that provides free, new and gently used clothing to low-income Pinellas school children, is in need of the following items:
• Young men's shorts, sizes 18-46
• Boys pants, sizes 6-16
• Girls pants, sizes 6-16
• Junior/plus size pants, sizes 13 and up
• Gently used athletic shoes in all sizes
New or freshly laundered, gently used clothing may be dropped off at the store, located at 1059 N Hercules Ave. in Clearwater, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Cash donations are also accepted. Donations are tax-deductible and can be mailed to P.O. Box 6123, Clearwater, Fla. 33758 or dropped off at the store. For more information, call (727) 441-5050 or visit www.clothestokids.org.
Pinellas gets more mail ballot sites
Voting by mail is easier. Now you can drop off your ballot at more than a dozen locations throughout the county, starting with the Aug. 26 primary election:
• Five of the county tax collector offices: 743 S. Pinellas Ave., Tarpon Springs; 29399 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater; 1663 Gulf to Bay Blvd., Clearwater; 1800 66th St. N., St. Petersburg; and 1067 62nd Ave. S., St. Petersburg.
• Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., Palm Harbor
• Public libraries in East Lake, Oldsmar, Seminole and Pinellas Park, and the James Weldon Johnson Branch Library in St. Petersburg
All ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on election day. Ballots may not be dropped off at a polling place. For more information, call (727) 464-6108.
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