ST. PETERSBURG, FL (May 24, 2017) – Starting June 5th, St. Petersburg will be under a modified Phase Three Water Shortage declaration – under the direction of the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
District hydrologists report a rainfall deficit of 11-inches since the start of the dry season last October. In fact, this is the driest “dry season” in the past 103 years. Even though the region is experiencing drought conditions, there is adequate public water supply available
Under the new SWFWMD water shortage order, lawn watering is reduced to once a week for potable, private well and surface water sources. Watering hours are also reduced, and there are new limits on car washing. The restrictions will remain in effect through August 1, 2017.
St. Petersburg customers using reclaimed water for irrigation are not currently restricted and three-day-a-week watering is allowed. Irrigation is suggested from 5- 9 a.m. and 7-11 p.m.
More information is available at
www.stpete.org/water/water_conservation/watering_restrictions.php or from the Water Watch Info Line at 892-53000.