Pinellas County’s reclaimed water is highly treated wastewater produced through an advanced wastewater treatment process. This process eliminates any harmful byproducts while retaining beneficial elements, such as nitrogen, for irrigating landscapes. For all the details, including rates, connections and so forth, go to Pinellas County's reclaimed water web site here.
How do I apply for reclaimed water service?
- To request an application packet, contact Pinellas County Utilities Customer Service at (727) 464-4000, by e-mail or online. The packets cannot be faxed or sent electronically.
- The completed application must be received before any connections can be made to a reclaimed water service box.
- After the application is approved, a Pinellas County representative will install the hose connection in the reclaimed water box near the street. A partial cross-connection inspection will be completed.
- Customers can connect to the reclaimed water system even if they do not have an underground sprinkler system by requesting a hose connection kit.
- For information about additional hose connections, call Technical Services at (727) 464-5848.
- Treasure Island uses the south county reclaimed water connection. South County Reclaimed Water Connection Diagram.
Reclaimed water is acceptable for use in:
- Irrigating lawns and most landscaping.
- Washing of cars, boats, or heavy equipment. It is recommended that after the use of reclaimed water, vehicles are rinsed with potable water and towel dried to prevent spotting.
- Washing of roofs and buildings.
- Use in fountains and decorative pools (they must be clearly marked as containing reclaimed water).
Reclaimed water is unsuitable for the following purposes:
- Consumption by humans.
- Bathing, cooking or toilet flushing in residential dwellings.
- Any interconnection with another water source.
- Recreational use involving body contact (i.e. swimming pools or outdoor showers).
- Irrigation of vegetables or other edible crops which are not peeled, cooked, or thermally processed before being consumed.
- Run off into or filling of swimming pools.