The City of St Pete Beach owns and operates the St Pete Beach Reclaimed Water System.
Reclaimed Water is highly treated wastewater which is used to irrigate lawns and landscaping. Property owners in St. Pete Beach can apply for connection to reclaimed water by filling out an application form and paying a $75 connection fee. By using reclaimed water, customers avoid using expensive drinking water for lawn care and help contribute to the conservation of natural resources. Reclaimed water contains nutrients that help fertilize your lawn while beautifying its appearance. It is the smart choice for irrigation and ultimately reduces the amount of effluent that is otherwise discharged into the environment.
Reclaimed Water is currently available in St. Pete Beach for a residential flat fee of $17.70 per month or $35.40 bi-monthly. Two-family, multi-family, and commercial property fees are calculated according to permeable square footage of the lot size. The City of St. Pete Beach does not currently have reclaimed water restrictions. Rather, the city requests reclaimed water users voluntarily refrain from daily watering during the hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. We are committed to informing and educating the community with information on sensible watering practices while encouraging good stewardship of the environment.
General reclaimed water system questions - contact the Public Works Department