Restrictions on lawn watering in place

Published March 17, 2007


The city of Clearwater has restricted lawn watering to one day a week for most residents.

The limit comes as a result of the announcement of a severe water shortage by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Officials said the one-day-per-week restriction applies to the use of water from public and private water utilities, all wells and surface water sources such as ponds and rivers. The city's reclaimed water customers are not affected by this restriction and can water on any day of the week. Users of potable water will remain on their usual one-day-per-week schedule. Residents who use water from private wells or surface water sources can water one day per week on the following schedule:

- Addresses ending in even numbers or the letters A through M can water only on Tuesdays.

- Addresses ending in odd numbers or the letters N through Z can water only on Sundays.

People's Law School runs through April

Sessions of the Clearwater Bar Association's annual People's Law School continue in the teaching auditorium at St. Petersburg College's Clearwater campus, 2465 Drew St.

The People's Law School will meet Thursdays through April. The remaining schedule includes:

- Thursday, 7-7:55 p.m.: Local government law; then from 8:06 to 9 p.m., State of our circuit

- March 29, 7-9 p.m.: Bankruptcy

- April 5, 7-9 p.m.: Construction contracts and mechanic's liens

- April 12, 7-7:55 p.m.: Mediation and arbitration; then from 8:06 to 9 p.m., Small claims court

- April 19, 7-9 p.m.: Contracts and business law

- April 26, 7-7:55 p.m.: Identity theft; then from 8:06 to 9 p.m., Graduation.

All sessions are free. No registration required. Call 727 461-4869.


Health Department offering free flu shots

The Pinellas County Health Department is offering free flu shots to anyone unable to pay the $25 fee. The shots will be available until the vaccine supply runs out at any of the department's five health centers:

-Clearwater, 310 N Myrtle Ave., 469-5800.

-Largo, 12420 130th Ave. N, 588-4040.

-Tarpon Springs, 301 S Disston Ave., 942-5457.

-Pinellas Park, 6350 76th Ave. N, 547-7780.

-St. Petersburg, 205 Dr. Martin Luther King St. N, 824-6900.

Public health officials say vaccinations are important for everyone, including children over 6 months old. Those particularly at high risk include people age 50 and older, pregnant women, people with chronic illnesses, health care workers and caregivers of high-risk people.


No insurance? Free care is available

The Pinellas County Human Services Department provides free medical care on evenings and weekends to residents of Pinellas County who don't have medical insurance.

Services are provided on the county's Mobile Medical Unit at different sites throughout the county. Evening hours are 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Services available to uninsured residents during evening visits include basic primary care, lab services and prescriptions. The staff can also provide referrals to dental, mental health and substance abuse treatment.

Emergency services are not provided.

Care is provided regardless of income or citizenship status.

For information on locations and times, call (727) 582-7595. Go to www.pinellascounty.org/humanservices/aervices.htm# mobile for a monthly calendar.


Nature preserve is looking for volunteers

Volunteers are welcome to help restore the biodiversity of the Ozona Nature Preserve. Adults interested in working in the preserve can call volunteer site coordinator Reggie Hall at (727) 784-2131 or e-mail Hall at visionmanagement@ verizon.net.