Pinellas County seasonal reclaimed water restrictions go into effect on Tuesday, Oct. 1, and run through Saturday, Nov. 30. Property owners in violation of restrictions can face a $193 fine.
South County reclaimed water customers may irrigate three days per week based on property address according to the following schedule:
• Addresses ending in an even number (0, 2, 4, 6, 8) may water on Tuesday, Thursday and/or Saturday.
• Addresses ending in an odd number (1, 3, 5, 7, 9) may water on Wednesday, Friday and/or Sunday.
• Parcels with mixed or no address, such as common areas associated with a residential subdivision, may water on Wednesday, Friday and/or Sunday.
• Lawn irrigation is prohibited between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on all authorized days.
• Lawn irrigation is also prohibited on Monday.
Pinellas County Utilities reminds customers that reclaimed water is a limited resource due to water usage, fluctuations in weather and capacity of the system. Conservation is necessary to promote adequate supply that is shared by all customers.
Customers are encouraged to follow these restrictions throughout the year to promote a healthy, sustainable Florida lawn and landscape. Utilities advises customers to learn about and apply Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ practices, including watering only when grass and plants start to wilt and, when needed, watering deeply to encourage deep, drought-tolerant root systems.
Pinellas County Extension offers a multitude of information about creating Florida-appropriate landscapes that are attractive, healthier with less water and are less costly than replacing plants every year. Visit www.pinellascounty.org/extension to view lawn and garden resources and a listing of upcoming classes.
Utilities customers are also reminded that Pinellas County follows year-round conservation measures allowing irrigation using potable, well, lake or pond water two days per week on assigned days based on house address. To verify watering days, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/water-restrict.htm.
For more information about reclaimed water, visit www.pinellascounty.org/utilities/reclaim-irrigation.htm, or call Pinellas County Utilities Customer Service at (727) 464-4000. Customers are advised to monitor the website, as additional restrictions may be implemented if seasonal rainfall is lower than anticipated and the reclaimed water supply becomes limited.
The Town is considering changing its land use controls to increase the permitted impervious surface ratio. An impervious surface is that part of the lot which does not absorb water so that stormwater runs off the lot onto the street or onto an adjacent property.
The Code’s definition of “impervious surface” reads:
Impervious surface. A surface that has been compacted or covered with a layer of material so that it is highly resistant to or prevents infiltration by stormwater. It includes: surfaces such as limerock, or clay, as well as most conventionally surfaced streets, roofs, sidewalks, parking lots, and other similar surfaces.
The impervious surface ratio (ISR) is the percentage of a lot (excluding adjacent right-of-way) that can be covered with an impervious surface. The Town’s permitted ISR is currently 0.40 or 40%.
As part of the Town’s consideration of the ISR issue, the Town commissioned a survey of the existing ratios in the Town. All visible impervious surfaces were entered onto an analysis map (digitized). All attempts were made to identify decks and impervious walkways, parking lots and driveways. In many cases, it was not possible to identify the material type of certain pathways and landscaped areas in fenced or back yards. The most common type of surface that would not be digitized, are gravel walkways and landscaped areas. If not identified, these areas were not included in the impervious surface area digitized.
Because this survey was done using visual interpretations of aerial and street level photography, it is not as accurate as a survey and the Town welcomes each resident’s input into the ISR on his or her property. The mapping and results table are available to view by clicking the links, below. Please e-mail the Town at [email protected] with your comments on the survey.
Click the links, below, to view the other materials considered by the Planning Board at the July 16, 2019, meeting on this topic:
Your current Resident Parking Hangtags expired on March 31, 2019. Please renew your passes as soon as possible and make sure you bring proof of residency and your car’s registration.
We are replacing the blue hangtags with transparent decals which will be placed on the inside driver’s side windshield.
These decals MUST be permanently affixed to the inside of your car’s windshield.
“AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF REDINGTON BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING CHAPTER 21, TRAFFIC, VEHICLES AND PARKING, ARTICLE II.- STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING, DIVISION 1.- GENERALLY, SECTION 33.- RESIDENTS-ONLY PARKING AREAS, OF THE TOWN CODE; CREATING A NEW PARKING AREA, CORRECTING SCRIVERNER’S ERRORS; PROVIDING FOR PENALTIES; AND PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION, SEVERABILITY, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF REDINGTON BEACH, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE TOWN CODE OF ORDINANCES BY AMENDING CHAPTER 21 – TRAFFIC, VEHICLES AND PARKING, ARTICLE II. – STOPPING, STANDING AND PARKING, DIVISION 1 – GENERALLY, SECTION 21-21. STOPPING, STANDING, OR PARKING PROHIBITED IN CERTAIN PLACES; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
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Twice a year, the Town designates a weekend when residents may hold a yard sale on their property without requiring the customary permit. The sales may be held from 8am – 6pm on both days. The Town will obtain a large-capacity dumpster for residents to deposit unsold, unwanted items after the sale period has ended.