STORM SEASON READINESS: REVEAL AND REMIND
ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 5, 2016) – Despite the drier-than-normal conditions this spring, efforts to enhance and restore resiliency to the city’s sewer systems to handle potential “wet-weather” events remain a priority for the Water Resources Department.
“The work is ongoing,” said Public Works Administrator Claude Tankersley. “The planning and implementation of these projects has been on a fast-track, and we’re excited about the progress we’re making.” To show this progress -- which is often accomplished behind the scenes (and literally underground) -- a news conference/photo opportunity is being held at the site of some of this important work.
City leaders will be on hand as this ongoing infrastructure work is revealed -- and also to remind citizens to sign up for the “Alert St. Pete” emergency notification system. This “reverse 9-1-1” and opt-in e-mail system will be a big part of public notification during the upcoming “storm season.”
What: News Conference
When: 11:00 am Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Where: 2191 9th Avenue North (in rear parking lot behind building)
Who: City Council Members (invited)
Mayor Rick Kriseman
Deputy Mayor Kanika Tomalin
Public Works Leaders
Why: Highlighting on-going work
Encouraging residents to participate in Alert St. Pete