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.
Here is a view of recent “Water System Issues” as reported through SeeClickFix. To see all issues reported click here.
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.
This year, your city utility rates have increased for stormwater, wastewater and reclaimed water. Water and sanitation rates, including residential recycling, did not increase.
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:
ONCE A WEEK WATERING RESTRICTIONS ARE IN EFFECT
Effective June 5, 2017, St. Petersburg is under a Modified Phase III Water Shortage Order as defined by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).
Due to below normal rainfall, reduced river levels, and increasing water supply concerns, a Water Shortage has been declared by the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) for several counties including Pinellas. The Order (#2017-014) will remain in effect through August 1, 2017, unless changed by the SWFWMD.
Please note that the restrictions on outdoor water use detailed below 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.
Watering with potable (city) water, water from private wells, or private connections to surface water sources (lakes, ponds, etc.) is restricted according to property address number as follows:
- Irrigation of established lawns and landscapes is restricted from 5 to 9 a.m. or from 7 to 11 p.m.
- Addresses ending in an EVEN number may irrigate on Saturday Only, if necessary.
- Addresses ending in an ODD number may irrigate on Sunday Only, if necessary.
- Hand watering of non-lawn landscape is allowed any day, at any time, if needed.
- Hand watering of lawn/turf is allowed ONLY during designated watering day and times. An automatic shutoff device must be installed on any hose and used at all times.
- Micro-irrigation (low-flow) or drip irrigation) is allowed any day, at any time, if needed.
|ALLOWABLE WATERING DAYS - BASED ON PROPERTY ADDRESS|
|Potable (city) Water||even||odd|
|Private Well or Surface Water||even||odd|
|Reclaimed Water (voluntary)||even||odd||even||odd||even||odd|
Find all of the updated Watering Restrictions details here.