City Prepares for Rainy Season With Injection Well Groundbreaking
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (March 14, 2017) – In preparation for upcoming wet-weather events, the city of St. Petersburg is drilling a series of injection wells to safely dispose of reclaimed water into a confined aquifer over 1,100 feet beneath the ground. Construction of the first well marks a “continued commitment” to properly disposing of properly treated wastewater. This part of the Mayor’s Infrastructure Plan represents a commitment of approximately $2 million per well in construction costs.
Round-the-clock drilling means that this initial well could be available for use by mid-July 2017.
Join us for the groundbreaking on what will become a deep dig:
What: Groundbreaking for new INJECTION WELL project
When: Monday, March 20, 1-2 p.m.
Where: Southwest Water Reclamation Facility, 3800 54th Ave. S.
Why: To learn about the city’s plans and procedures to mitigate future discharges/spills
Who: Mayor & City Council Members
Public Works Administration and Staff
Injection Well Consultants and Contractors