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Water Resources

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.

The link below is a view of recent “Water System Issues” on the Stat Map. This interactive tool displays the locations of citizen requests, including those submitted to our Mayor’s Action Center and via SeeClickFix.

Stat Map – Water System Issues 

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:

  • Administration
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Technical Support
  • 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 annually reviews utility rates for water, wastewater, reclaimed and stormwater service. 

For FY 17, the city utility rates were increased for stormwater, wastewater and reclaimed water. Water and sanitation rates, including residential recycling, did not increase.

The following are rate study discussion presentations for FY 2018.
These presentations are preliminary and figures may be adjusted as additional information is collected. 
Final documents will be posted here as soon as they are available.

Current rate information is available through the city's Billing and Collections Department.

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City of St. Petersburg
P.O. Box 2842
St. Petersburg, FL 33731

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