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STORM SEASON READINESS:  REVEAL AND REMIND

 ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 5, 2016) Despite the drier-than-normal conditions this spring, efforts to enhance and restore resiliency to the city’s sewer systems to handle potential “wet-weather” events remain a priority for the Water Resources Department.

“The work is ongoing,” said Public Works Administrator Claude Tankersley.  “The planning and implementation of these projects has been on a fast-track, and we’re excited about the progress we’re making.” To show this progress -- which is often accomplished behind the scenes (and literally underground) -- a news conference/photo opportunity is being held at the site of some of this important work.


City leaders will be on hand as this ongoing infrastructure work is revealed -- and also to remind citizens to sign up for the “Alert St. Pete” emergency notification system.  This “reverse 9-1-1” and opt-in e-mail system will be a big part of public notification during the upcoming “storm season.”

What:                     News Conference

When:                    11:00 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Where:                   2191 9th Avenue North (in rear parking lot behind building)

Who:                      City Council Members (invited)

                             Mayor Rick Kriseman

Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin

                             Public Works Leaders

Why:                      Highlighting on-going work

                             Encouraging residents to participate in Alert St. Pete

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