Our city's Water Resources Department will effectively and efficiently manage the water resources for the benefit of the public pursuant to applicable public health and environmental regulations.
Our Functions and Services: The current department was created in 1975 when the city's water and sewer departments merged. Today, 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 purposes to city residents. It is divided into seven functional divisions:
Wastewater Collection Systems Maintenance
Water Reclamation Facilities
Water Systems Maintenance
Water Treatment and Distribution
Raw water is purchased from Tampa Bay Water and delivered to the city's Cosme Water Treatment and Distribution Plant. It is then pumped via two 25-mile pipelines to St. Petersburg residents.
Wastewater is collected through a network of sanitary sewers and delivered to one of three regional treatment plants for treatment, disposal, and reclaimed water (effluent) production, which is the final product of the wastewater treatment process. Scientific and technical expertise is provided to ensure compliance with public health and environmental regulations.
Water Rates: The city of St. Petersburg periodically adjusts customer rates to reflect price changes in water, wastewater, and reclaimed water service. Rate adjustments must be approved by City Council, usually during regularly scheduled Council meetings in September. Council will consider the 2017 proposed utility rate increases:
- Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 3 p.m. (first reading)
- Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. (public hearing)
Meetings will be held in City Council Chamber, St. Petersburg City Hall, 175 Fifth Street North. For additional information, contact the Water Resources Department at 893-7297.
Current rate information is available through the city's Billing and Collections Department.
Current Water Conservation Programs
- Toilet Rebate Program
- Sensible Sprinkling Program - contact 551-3177 or e-mail: SensibleSprinkling@stpete.org
Current Watering Restrictions:
TWICE A WEEK WATERING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
St. Petersburg is in a water caution area as defined by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) and is committed to water conservation. Year-round water conservation restrictions are in effect, and enforced.
Please note that the city's restrictions are for St. Petersburg water customers located within city limits only. If you live outside city limits or receive your water bill from another entity, please check with your municipality, Pinellas County or the SWFWMD for current water restrictions in your area.
Find all of the Watering Restrictions details here.