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.
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.
Current rate information is available through the city's Billing and Collections Department.
Our new Residential Clothes Washer Rebate Pilot Progam has started. Learn more about our current conservation programs here.