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City Prepares for Rainy Season With Injection Well Groundbreaking


ST. PETERSBURG, FL (March 14, 2017) –
In preparation for upcoming wet-weather events, the city of St. Petersburg is drilling a series of injection wells to safely dispose of reclaimed water into a confined aquifer over 1,100 feet beneath the ground. Construction of the first well marks a “continued commitment” to properly disposing of properly treated wastewater.  This part of the Mayor’s Infrastructure Plan represents a commitment of approximately $2 million per well in construction costs.

Round-the-clock drilling means that this initial well could be available for use by mid-July 2017.

Join us for the groundbreaking on what will become a deep dig:

What:           Groundbreaking for new INJECTION WELL project

When:           Monday, March 20, 1-2 p.m.

Where:         Southwest Water Reclamation Facility, 3800 54th Ave. S.

Why:            To learn about the city’s plans and procedures to mitigate future discharges/spills

Who:           Mayor & City Council Members
                   Public Works Administration and Staff
                   Injection Well Consultants and Contractors

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