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Pinellas County limits reclaimed water usage

To avoid the risk of running out of reclaimed water, Pinellas County officials are limiting the amount customers can use.

Pinellas customers will have reclaimed water available two days per week for irrigation in 24-hour intervals beginning at 12:01 a.m. The change goes into effect today. This affects only customers who receive reclaimed water from the county, not cities that have their own systems, such as St. Petersburg.

On Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays the reclaimed water system will be down for maintenance and storage level recovery. Irrigation is authorized for certain days per week, and only during authorized hours. The watering on alternate days should follow the schedule based on house numbers:

• Addresses ending in an even number water on Tuesday and Saturday.

• Addresses ending in an odd number water on Wednesday and Sunday.

• If your property contains a mix of addresses or if an address cannot be determined, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision, water on Wednesday and Sunday.

• Watering is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

This irrigation schedule is anticipated to remain in effect until at least early July, when seasonal rainfall resumes.

During recent months, limited rainfall and higher than normal temperatures have increased demand. Storage levels of reclaimed water have been rapidly declining.

For information, go to pinellascounty.org/ utitlities or call customer service at (727) 464-4000.

Pinellas County limits reclaimed water usage 04/19/12 [Last modified: Thursday, April 19, 2012 10:35pm]
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