Due to drought conditions and increased demand for water, it’s important now more than ever to follow St. Pete’s year-round watering restrictions and eliminate wasteful and unnecessary water uses.
Customers with potable, private well and surface water sources may water twice weekly, between the hours of 5 to 9 a.m. and/or 7 to 11 p.m.
Customers with reclaimed water are encouraged to water no more than three times per week, between the hours of 5 to 9 a.m. or 7 to 11 p.m.
Unnecessary and wasteful uses of water are always prohibited. Examples include hosing down driveways and impervious surfaces, allowing water to flow unattended and using water inefficiently.
Additionally, customers are required to test irrigation systems for leaks and inefficiencies.
More stringent watering restrictions may be temporarily put into place if conditions worsen. Find St. Pete’s current local watering restrictions at stpete.org/wateringrestrictions.
Every drop helps. Consider implementing water-saving practices. Find ideas, resources and rebate programs at stpete.org/WaterConservation.
Each year, the citywide fertilizer ban is in effect June 1-Sept. 30.
ABOUT THE FIGHTING CHANCE FUND
To provide relief to small businesses impacted by local COVID-19 orders, the City of St. Petersburg has committed $6.8 million to the Fighting Chance Fund - emergency grant for St. Pete’s negatively impacted locally owned and independently operated small businesses.
See full eligibiliy on the Fighting Chance Fund webpage.
DONATE TO SUPPORT THE FUND
To help as many eligible businesses and employees as possible, the City has partnered with Pinellas Community Foundation to collect donations from community organizations. Interested in donating to support the Fighting Chance Fund? Visit the Fighting Chance Fund webpage.
The deadline to apply for Youth Development Grants has been extended to June 2.
Per recent COVID-19 orders, all public meetings are postponed until further notice - including the mandatory information session for Youth Development Grant applicants. The City team and Youth Development Grant Review Committee are working to update the current application process be in compliance with the current orders in a way that continues to encourage and empower creative and innovative applicants to apply.
Stay tuned for announcements regarding Youth Development Grant process updates by visiting stpete.org/MBSK.