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Learn More About Penny for Pinellas - White Board Series

On November 7, St. Petersburg and Pinellas County registered voters will consider extending the one percent Penny for Pinellas tax from 2020 to 2030. If approved, a portion of the funds would support St. Petersburg's investment in long-term infrastructure improvements, such as replacing or lining pipes in our wastewater system, new police and fire vehicles, parks, playgrounds and green spaces, city facilities and other general infrastructure projects, without using property taxes. Learn how the Penny is building a better St. Petersburg in our latest White Board video, view past Penny accomplishments with our interactive GIS map tool or request a speaker for your group or organization.

Baseball Forever Night - July 22

Join us for the 'Baseball Forever' Night at the Trop on Saturday, July 22 as the Tampa Bay Rays take on the Texas Rangers! Mayor Kriseman will be throwing out the first pitch - game starts at 7:10 PM. We've made our pitch, but lets continue to show the Rays just how much we support our hometown team.

First 15,000 fans to enter the stadium receive a FREE DJ Kitty onesie!

Choose from one of the following ticket options:
$25 Lower Level ticket with a Rays Hat ($55 value)
$10 Upper Level ticket only ($19 value)

Tickets can be purchased online at (fees apply)

Learn To Swim Program!

Swimming is a basic survival skill. Let us teach you how to swim this Summer!

Lessons are for all levels - age 6 months to adult.

Registration is open now at all St. Pete recreation centers and the North Shore Aquatic Complex during normal business hours.

Session 1 • May 30 - June 8
Session 2 • June 12 - June 22
Session 3 • June 26 - July 6
Session 4 • July 10 - July 20
Session 5 • July 24 - August 3

More information, here.

Southwest Water Reclamation Facility Overflow – July 14 Update

Fifty thousand gallons of partially-treated wastewater from the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility (SWWRF), 3800 54th Ave. S. did not flow into an onsite retention/detention pond as first reported July 12, but breached the sides of the chlorine contact chamber, moving into a swale area and never reaching the on-site retention pond. Plant officials noticed this detail after sunrise on Thursday. The spilled wastewater was already being treated prior to the breach, so no other disinfection was necessary.

Plant officials say recent heavy rains, along with construction of the chlorine contact chamber, part of which was offline to accommodate the expansion currently underway at SWWRF, led to the discharge. There have been no incidents of raw or untreated wastewater reported in following the discharge.

New Water Restrictions In Effect June 5

Beginning June 5 and due to below normal rainfall levels, St. Petersburg water customers will be required to reduce outdoor watering to once per week for lawn irrigation and car washing. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) Water Shortage Order #2017-014 applies to all properties with potable (city) water, water from private wells, or private connections to surface water sources (lakes, ponds, etc.). Water restrictions will remain in effect through August 1, 2017, unless changed by SWFWMD.

If you are a St. Petersburg resident located within city limits, the following applies: Addresses with EVEN numbers may irrigate, if necessary, on Saturday, while addresses ending in ODD numbers may irrigate on Sunday. Irrigation should only occur between 5-9 a.m. or 7-11 p.m. Car washing is allowed once per week, on the designated watering day. Other restrictions apply - visit for more details.

There are no restrictions on reclaimed water use. Reclaimed water customers are encouraged to conserve and water no more than three days per week, between 5-9 a.m. OR 7-11 p.m. Addresses with EVEN numbers should irrigate on Tues., Thurs., and Sat., with ODD numbers irrigating on Weds., Fri., and Sun.

This week in St. Pete


From our Mayor

Rick Kriseman

"Welcome to St. Petersburg, where our vision is to be a city of opportunity where the sun shines on all who come to live, work, and play. With your help, our neighborhoods, businesses, every individual, will enjoy a new opportunity to be lifted into the light of our St. Petersburg sun." 
Mayor Rick Kriseman Signature

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