St. Petersburg is surrounded by water. We can all help conserve and protect Tampa Bay’s shared water resource. The city’s Water Resources and Engineering Departments have been leaders in water conservation, education, and protection of our waterways.
Water Resources is the largest of St. Petersburg's enterprise operations, providing potable water distribution, wastewater (sewage) collection, treatment and disposal, and reclaimed water for irrigation and other purposes to city customers. For information on reclaimed water, water conservation programs including rebates, watering restrictions and more, see the city’s Water Resources Department.
The Engineering & Capital Improvements Department plans, designs and manages construction projects for city roads, infrastructure, and facilities. It also administers maintenance programs for roadways, bridges, and sidewalks and regulates developments for stormwater runoff. For more information, visit our Stormwater programs page, and see our Engineering and Capital Improvements page for projects’ status and other information.
Key initiatives under the Mayor’s goal for Protection & Enhancement of Natural Resources include:
- Improve Water Quality in Lakes, Streams, and Bays
- Water Conservation Incentive & Education Programs
- Florida-Friendly Landscape Design and Maintenance – Visit http://pinellas.ifas.ufl.edu/FFL/index.shtml or www.floridayards.org
- New brochure: Drought Tolerant Ground Covers for Your Landscape
- Enhanced Reclaimed Water Service
- Wastewater Collection System – Find up-to-date information and reports about ongoing maintenance, improvements, studies, and tips.