Reclaimed water turned off again in Northwest Bradenton

Manatee County Utilities officials have shut off reclaimed water service again for customers in Northwest Bradenton, and warned that there will be interruptions through Feb. 12.

For the next few weeks, the county says on its website,, filters will be cleaned and filter media will be replaced at the southwest wastewater plant. The steps are necessary because the system was shut down for weeks and so much had to be processed through.

Utilities officials advised residents to operate irrigation systems manually for the next several weeks to be sure that water is available in the system. Status reports on the system will updated regularly at

Reclaimed water service was first discontinued on Nov. 19 for residents west of 63rd Avenue East and 33rd Street East in west and northwest Bradenton after equipment failed at the Southwest Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Bad weather delayed repairs in December, but the system was restored on Jan. 7. For updates on the intermittent service, check the county's website, or call Manatee County Utilities Public Affairs at 798-6745.