The Reclaimed Water Division of Public Utilities first activated in fiscal year 1997/98. However, through public awareness programs and the City's long-term commitment to promote water conservation, residents and businesses are connecting to the reclaimed water as soon as it is available to them. The Pinellas Park Reclaimed Water functions as a Distribution System providing reclaimed water for irrigation use within Pinellas Park's Reclaimed Water Service District. The City of Pinellas Park purchases reclaimed water from Pinellas County.
Reclaimed Water personnel install, maintain and replace as necessary reclaimed water mains, meters, double check valve assemblies and complete all necessary work to operate the system. Personnel maintain the operating system, make repairs, perform tests and recalibrate meters, They also collect samples and provide testing for foreign materials.
Using Reclaimed Water Wisely and Safely
Reclaimed water is for irrigation use only! Proper use of reclaimed water by all customers will help to ensure the safe and continued availability of this resource. There are some uses of reclaimed water that are prohibited. Because of the salt content in reclaimed water it may not be ideal for some types of plants (e.g., Azaleas, Chinese Privet, Gardenias, Roses, Geraniums, Marigolds and some citrus trees like Mango and Kumquat). All other citrus trees, especially orange and grapefruit, seem to thrive on reclaimed water, provided it is not sprayed on the leaves.
Some Typical Uses For Reclaimed Water
- Irrigating lawns and most landscaping designs
- Using in fountains or decorative pools (They must be clearly marked as containing reclaimed water)
Benefits from Utilizing Reclaimed Water
Conserve drinking water creates an alternative water source for irrigation reduces fertilizing costs because reclaimed water is rich in nitrogen and phosphorous beautifies our community by enhancing landscaping
Public Utilities - Reclaimed Water Division:
727-369-5850, press 4.
Emergencies after 5:00 p.m., Weekends or Holidays:
727-369-5850 will automatically ring for assistance.