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St. Petersburg water facilities open to the public during open houses this May

ST. PETERSBURG – This May, the City of St. Petersburg’s water treatment facilities will open their doors to the public for open houses. The Water Resources Department works hard to provide consistent, quality service for residents and visitors. This is the public’s chance to get a behind-the-scenes look into the work that goes into keeping St. Pete flowing.

Attendees can expect to learn about drinking water sourcing and processing at the Cosme Water Treatment Plant in Odessa and how wastewater becomes reclaimed water at one of the three reclaimed water treatment facilities in St. Pete. Plant operators and City staff will lead tours to show the flow of water from beginning to end and answer questions. Tours will begin hourly at 9 a.m. with the last tour starting at 11 a.m.


  • Saturday, May 7 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Southwest Water Reclamation Facility
    3800 54th Ave. S. St. Petersburg, FL 33701
  • Saturday, May 14 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Cosme Water Treatment Plant
    16015 Race Track Rd. Odessa, FL 33556
  • Saturday, May 21 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Northeast Water Reclamation Facility
    1160 62nd Ave. NE. St. Petersburg, FL 33702
  • Saturday, May 28 at 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
    Northwest Water Reclamation Facility
    7500 26th Ave. N St. Petersburg, FL 33710

“The City works hard around the clock to maintain and improve St. Pete’s water infrastructure. Significant improvements have been made at our water facilities, with more planned for the future,” said City of St. Petersburg Public Works Administrator Claude Tankersley. “This is the community’s chance to get a special view of some of the work that goes unseen in order to provide water utility service to St. Pete.”

The majority of the tour is outdoors and is a walking tour. Attendees should plan to be in the sun and wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Facilities are not ADA accessible by default, however reasonable accommodations can be made by calling the Water Resources Department at 727-893-7261. A driver’s license or state photo ID is required for entry and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Questions can be directed to the Water Resources Department at 727-89