2017 Supply & Demand Recap: Weathering Extremes

2017 Supply & Demand Recap: Weathering Extremes

In reviewing water supply and demand for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2017, Tampa Bay Water staff reported that the agency successfully endured a year of extreme weather, from one of the driest springs on record to one of the biggest hurricanes to hit our region.

Friday, October 27, 2017/Number of views (173)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Meeting the Needs of Fast-growing South-Central Hillsborough

Meeting the Needs of Fast-growing South-Central Hillsborough

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hillsborough County is one of the top 10 fastest growing counties in the country based on population growth from July 2015 to July 2016. An influx of residents means increased water needs, and Hillsborough County’s demand projections for its south-central service area show a faster rate of growth than previously projected.

Friday, October 27, 2017/Number of views (164)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Tampa Bay Water Asks:  Do You Know Your H2O?

Tampa Bay Water Asks: Do You Know Your H2O?

Tampa Bay Water recently launched a regional water quality campaign to build confidence in the high-quality water residents receive from Tampa Bay Water and its members. A 2015 public opinion survey revealed that about 40 percent of respondents don’t drink their tap water and about 49 percent think bottled water is safer than water from their tap.
Friday, October 27, 2017/Number of views (153)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Plenty of Tap Water for Hurricane Preparations!

Plenty of Tap Water for Hurricane Preparations!

As Irma moves closer to Florida, more and more residents are rushing to stores to buy bottled water. But, remember, you have plenty of safe, clean water right at your tap! While both tap and bottled water are safe to drink, your tap water is more strictly regulated and tested than bottled water. And let’s not forget that tap water in the Tampa Bay region costs less than a penny per gallon.

Thursday, September 07, 2017/Number of views (2748)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 4.2
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Supporting Increased Efficiency through Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

Supporting Increased Efficiency through Florida-Friendly Landscaping™

The Tampa Bay area does a great job of using water wisely inside the home. But during warm, dry months, our area’s water use spikes. In fact, there are times when up to 50 percent of all water used in the Tampa Bay region is used outdoors.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Number of views (333)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Mini-Grants Available for Source Water Protection

Mini-Grants Available for Source Water Protection

Tampa Bay Water is looking for groups who share the goal of protecting the waters of our region. With mini-grants between $2,000 and $10,000 available to community groups, non-profits, schools and universities, Tampa Bay Water is seeking partnerships to prevent pollution, clean local waterways and protect our drinking water sources.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Number of views (300)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Updated Investment Policy Secures Funding Future

Updated Investment Policy Secures Funding Future

Tampa Bay Water periodically reviews its investment policy in an effort to improve the management of idle funds and better reflect current market conditions. The last time the investment policy was reviewed was three years ago.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Number of views (227)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Partnering for Better Water Management

Partnering for Better Water Management

Tampa Bay Water and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) have responsibilities for managing water resources within west-central Florida. Whether it’s formal agreements, including cost sharing, or simply meeting to discuss water issues, our organizations share many common goals and have long partnered on developing and managing sustainable water supplies and resources. Together, we focus on four major areas to advance our common water management and supply goals.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Number of views (235)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Assessing Critical Pipelines with Minimal Down Time

Assessing Critical Pipelines with Minimal Down Time

Pipelines are to Tampa Bay Water’s system what veins and arteries are to the human body. Critical pipelines carry wholesale water to and from our treatment and distribution facilities, and to our member governments. Should one of these pipelines fail, the result could be service interruptions to residents and businesses.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017/Number of views (388)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Early Summer Rains Dampen Drought

Early Summer Rains Dampen Drought

It’s not your imagination…this past winter and spring was the driest dry season in over 100 years! From Oct. 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017, the Tampa Bay region received about half of its normal rainfall. The effects were easy to see. Rivers were trickling at a fraction of typical flows and wildfires were scorching the Florida landscape.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017/Number of views (421)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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