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Reclaimed water still needs limited usage


Water system repairs will take a bit longer than expected.


Fixes at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility are still in progress, the county said Monday, so users of reclaimed water are still being asked to limit usage to an absolute minimum.


The Manatee County Utilities Department had announced on Nov. 20 that users of reclaimed would experience low pressure due to equipment failure at the Southwest Water Reclamation Facility. Repairs will be finished no later than Tuesday, but it will take several days to bring the standards back to mandated levels of quality. While residents may experience increased pressure sporadically toward the end of the week, consistent normal pressure is most likely to return by Monday, Nov. 30.


The reclaimed water service was discontinued for residents west of 63rd Avenue East and 33rd Street East in west and northwest Bradenton. That service will not resume until repairs have been completed.


The Southwest facility is the largest of the three county wastewater treatment plants and having it off-line may limit reclaimed water availability in other areas of the county. Notification will be provided by the Utilities Department upon system reactivation.


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