Pinellas County Keller Water Treatment FacilityPinellas County | June 2017
Imagine better water with lower consumer cost and $1 million in savings. It’s not make-believe. It’s Pinellas County
Pinellas County is home to Clearwater, St. Pete and their many beautiful beaches. For the last 60 years, the Keller Water Treatment plant has resided in Pinellas too. However, it was beginning to show its age, and the fear was a hurricane, or blackout or brownout could shut it down, which would deprive 900,000 Floridians of potable water. While the old system had a good run, it was time to enter the 21st century, so some decisions had to be made. One of the first was to call Jones Edmunds to help the transition to a newer system.
After conducting several studies and gathering additional information, we designed a new state-of-the-art pump station capable of distributing 55 million gallons of water a day. And be able to keep going strong without missing a beat in case of an emergency. To top it all off, the project saved the county $1 million. Sounds like a dream but as the self-pinching citizens of Pinellas will attest, it isn’t.