Reclaimed Water

Clearwater provides reclaimed water to residents throughout city boundaries to help conserve our drinking water supply. Drinking water is a precious, limited resource, while reclaimed water is readily available.

Several neighborhoods and areas of Clearwater are part of the city's reclaimed water system. Future expansion of the reclaimed water system is currently being considered. If you are interested, submit a Citizen Initiated Petition(PDF, 194KB)

Benefits of Reclaimed Water

  • It's less expensive than using potable water.
  • It's a drought-resistant source of irrigation water.
  • It does not leave stains or have odors.
  • Irrigation with reclaimed water is allowed 7 days per week.
  • Neighborhoods can possibly receive grant funding from SWFWMD.
  • It helps limit future utility rate increases.
  • Property values can go up because of reclaimed water availability.
  • It minimizes negative effects to underground water sources.
  • It could save millions of gallons of drinking water each day and help us manage costs.
  • It helps protect Tampa Bay by reusing water that would otherwise be discharged.
  • It helps ensure water resources for ourselves, our children, and for generations to come. 

FAQs about Reclaimed Water

General Lawn & Garden Questions

How to Request Reclaimed Water

Step 1.Find out if reclaimed water is available in your area or neighborhood.

Call Clearwater's Utility Customer Service at (727) 562-4600 to find out. If it's not in your area yet, then please fill out and return our Citizen-Initiated Petition Form(PDF, 194KB), and assist us in bringing reclaimed water to your area.

Step 2.If it's available in your area...

Then fill out and submit the following online form