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City Sewer Plants weather the Sub-Tropical weather

St. Petersburg, Fla. (May 29, 2018) – Sub-Tropical Storm Alberto proved to be a great dry-run for the City’s enhanced wet-weather readiness. 

While emergency crews remained on stand-by – preparing for the worst – this past Memorial Day Holiday Weekend, Water Reclamation Facility operators report that all three of the city’s wastewater treatment plants performed as normal with no spills or overflows.

Pro-active measures and hard work by staff alerted to the potential for the storm proved to be beneficial for residents and visitors as the city's infrastructure handled the inundation from the storm's rainfall completely and without incident.

Coordination of contractors still working on system upgrades helped “button-up” the construction still on-going.  Those contractors are now returning to complete their previous tasks as the crews get back to work after the holiday.

We thank our hard-working and conscientious staff for rising to the occasion on this Sub-Tropical Storm that spun up in a rapid way.


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