St. Pete Sets Tour of Water Treatment Plant
Find out what it takes to make water fit to drink during a water treatment plant open house.
ST. PETERSBURG – Learn how St. Petersburg provides its citizens the highest quality drinking water with a visit to its Cosme water treatment plant in western Hillsborough County from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (Oct. 14).
The plant, located at 16150 Race Track Road in Odessa, was originally built in 1930 and has been in continuous operation ever since. The plant can treat up to 68 million gallons of water per day, which makes its way 26 miles to St. Petersburg by transmission lines to two pumping and storage facilities where it is then distributed to more than 300,000 customers through 92,000 water accounts.
Visitors to the plant can expect to see how the city’s water – which originates from the shared resources of the Tampa Bay Water consortium – undergoes a three-step treatment process, including aeration, softening and filtration. Plant operators and water resources/public works leaders will be on hand to answer questions and offer further insight into the award-winning service provided.
Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes. Facilities are not ADA accessible; however, reasonable accommodations will be made. The location is not GPS-accessible; directions may be found here: google.com.
For information about St. Petersburg’s water department, go to stpete.org.
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