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10/12/2016 Member News
Open Houses, Public Tours Planned for St. Petersburg Wastewater Treatment Plants This Saturday, October 15th

CONTACT: John Palenchar, Interim Water Resources Director, 727-892-5698 or john.palenchar@stpete.org  

MEDIA ADVISORY/PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

OPEN HOUSES, PUBLIC TOURS PLANNED FOR ST. PETERSBURG WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANTS THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15

ST. PETERSBURG, FL (October 11, 2016) - To inform St. Petersburg's citizens and provide education on the day-to-day operations at the city's wastewater treatment plants, open houses and public tours have been planned for two of the city's treatment facilities this Saturday, October 15. From 9 a.m. to noon, citizens are invited to view operations and ask questions at the Northwest Water Reclamation facility, 7500 26th Ave. N., or at the Northeast Water Reclamation facility, 1160 62nd Ave., N.E. Plant employees and other city staff members will be available to answer questions during the open houses. Due to active construction at the Southwest Water Reclamation facility, limited tours will be given upon special request. Individuals or groups wishing to tour the Southwest facility may contact Robert Clydesdale, Water Resources Public Information, at 727-893-7041, to schedule a tour.

Citizens wishing to tour the Northeast or Northwest facilities on Saturday are encouraged to wear comfortable closed toe shoes and avoid flip flops or high heels. Visitors to both facilities should be aware they are visiting working industrial utility plants and are covered by applicable federal laws regarding safety and Homeland Security. The facilities are not ADA accessible, although reasonable accommodations will be made.

Parking is available onsite at both facilities.