The City of Clearwater Water Division shall insure that the Clearwater
water supply meets or exceeds Federal
Safe Drinking Water Standards and other regulations and orders; shall
provide a sufficient volume of water to meet the daily needs and desires
of the Clearwater community; and shall maintain a dependable and uninterrupted
water treatment and delivery service to Clearwater users.
Responsibilities of the Water Division
The Water Distribution Division is responsible for the maintenance and
repair of the water distribution mains, fire hydrants, and service lines;
and for installing or disconnecting all water meters. The Distribution
Division installs and maintains water services from the water main to
the curb-stop -- a shut-off valve located near the curb. Currently, there
are 4,036 fire hydrants in service, 8,329 valves, 588 miles of water main
in service, and 25 miles of reclaimed water main.
The Meter Shop Division is responsible for the maintenance and repair
of the water meters, and backflow devices, as well as providing the on/off
water services to the customers of the City of Clearwater. Currently there
are approximately 40,000 water meters and 5,445 backflow devices in service in the City of Clearwater.
Additionally there are three elevated tanks within the City of Clearwater;
each has a 1 million-gallon capacity.
Last year, the City of Clearwater supplied 5,150,426,000 (5 Billion,
150 Million, 426 thousand) gallons of water to our customers. This is
approximately 100 gallons of water per person per day.
City Water Supply/Quality
Clearwater's drinking water comes from a groundwater source called the
Floridan Aquifer. This aquifer is one of the major sources of ground water
in the United States. It underlies all of Florida, southern Georgia, and
some parts of Alabama and South Carolina . Our customers use approximately
15 million gallons of potable water daily. From our own 15 wells we pump
about 3.4 million gallons daily with the remaining amount being purchased
from the Pinellas County Water System (http://pubgis.co.pinellas.fl.us/pcuweb_live/index.cfm).
Each day, Clearwater Water Division produces a safe, dependable drinking
water supply . We are proud of our history of quality service. To maintain
our commitment to you, we routinely collect and test water samples --
from the source waters to the City of Clearwater -- checking purity long
before it reaches our customers. We stay abreast of advancements in technology,
health science and government regulations in order to provide a constant
and safe supply of water. Through foresight and planning, efficiency in
operations, and focus on excellence In customer service, we can assure
you the best quality drinking water at an economical price well into the
Utility Customer Service
Payment for water bills can be made at Utility Customer Service located
at 100 S. Myrtle Avenue inside the Municipal Services Building, between
8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. After hours payments can also be made in the drop
box outside the customer window. All payments received after 5:00 P.M.
will be processed on the next business day. The number to call concerning
billing questions is (727) 562-4600.