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Planned Upgrades to Water Supply System in Pinellas County

1/31/2014 3:34:17 PM

Contact: Pinellas County Customer Service: (727) 464-4000

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Jan. 31, 2014

CONTACT:

Mary Burrell

Public Information Manager

Pinellas County Communications

(727) 464-4600

PLANNED UPGRATES TO WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM IN PINELLAS COUNTY

Residents are requested to practice water conservation

(The City of Clearwater and Clearwater Public Utilities purchases water from Pinellas County. Residents are asked to conserve water during this construction period.)

Pinellas County Department of Environment and Infrastructure, in collaboration with Tampa Bay Water, has scheduled construction to upgrade part of the public water supply system, which will require a shutdown of the main pipeline providing water to Pinellas County.

The construction is expected to take 10 days to complete and is tentatively scheduled to begin in early February. During this construction period, Tampa Bay Water along with the city of St. Petersburg will provide Pinellas County with sufficient water supply to meet the average daily water demands.

To plan for this event, citizens should refrain from scheduling excessive water use activities during the month of February such as pressure washing, installing new sod/landscaping, and filling pools.

Citizens are also reminded that Pinellas County is under a Phase II Water Shortage Order limiting lawn irrigation to one day per week on an assigned day based on house address.

For more information on other water restrictions and to find out your assigned watering day, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/water-restrict.htm or contact Customer Service at (727) 464-4000.

For more information on Pinellas County services and programs, visit www.pinellascounty.org or create a shortcut to www.pinellascounty.org/mobile on any smartphone. Pinellas County government is on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Pinellas County complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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