Climbing the Energy Pyramid

Climbing the Energy Pyramid

Tampa Bay Water established its Energy Management Program in 2010, and since that time, has been working its way up the energy pyramid. As recommended by the Association of Energy Engineers, our pyramid starts with a solid foundation of conservation, followed by energy efficiency.

Friday, September 02, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Sustainable Surface Water Operations

Sustainable Surface Water Operations

14+ years of operations. 272 billion gallons of water withdrawn, treated and consumed. 0 adverse environment impacts.

It’s been more than a decade since Tampa Bay Water began tapping the Alafia River, Tampa Bypass Canal and Tampa Bay as regional drinking water sources. After 14+ years of operations and 272 billion gallons of water withdrawn, treated and consumed, we are pleased to report that our continual monitoring shows no adverse impacts associated with these withdrawals.

Thursday, September 01, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Continuing Our Commitment to Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Continuing Our Commitment to Florida-Friendly Landscaping

For the 22nd consecutive year, Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors approved funding for the Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough county Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) program. Tampa Bay Water will provide $443,668 to the program, whose goal is to foster a sense of environmental stewardship among citizens by increasing awareness of natural systems and resources, and how they relate to ecology, economy and quality of life.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Nurture Nature and Your Lawn

Nurture Nature and Your Lawn

Unless you have a water-front home, you may not realize that your lawn maintenance can impact Tampa Bay, its estuarine system and even your drinking water. That’s because all of Florida’s water, the aquifer beneath us, lakes, streams, springs, rivers and ponds, is interconnected in an intricate network. What we do on land can have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences.

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Observing National Water Quality Month

Observing National Water Quality Month

August is National Water Quality Month, so it’s a good time to think about what comes out of your tap. Pure, clean drinking water is there at your command, but have you ever thought about where it comes from?

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Supplier Fair: Building and Maintaining Vendor Relationships

Supplier Fair: Building and Maintaining Vendor Relationships

Tampa Bay Water uses outside vendors and suppliers for everything from courier services and records retention to hydrologic monitoring and well drilling. Capable and reliable suppliers are important business partners.

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Wellfield Rightsizing Reduces Costs, Maintains Reliability

Wellfield Rightsizing Reduces Costs, Maintains Reliability

Tampa Bay Water is embarking on an effort that will match wellfield equipment with the needs and abilities of its member governments. Called “wellfield rightsizing,” the effort is designed to save money in both capital and operating expenses by better aligning the machine capability of each wellfield with the actual demands and treatment capacities of each member government.

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Testing Renovated Reservoir

Testing Renovated Reservoir

The recently renovated 15.5-billion-gallon regional reservoir has been operating since July 2014. That’s when a multi-step renovation of the reservoir interior was completed. That renovation included adding a drainage system to alleviate the build-up of water pressure and adding thicker, stronger soil cement to the facility.

Monday, July 11, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 4.0
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What’s in the Wholesale Water Rate?

What’s in the Wholesale Water Rate?

At its June, 2016, meeting Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors approved a budget with no rate increase for the sixth consecutive year. The wholesale rate remains $2.56 per 1,000 gallons of clean, safe drinking water. This is great news for Tampa Bay Water’s six member governments, the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa, as well as Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties, and the more than 2.4 million residents they serve.

Friday, July 08, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Preserving Wetlands

More than 60 percent of Tampa Bay Water’s drinking water supply comes from groundwater wells located in and around Tampa Bay area wetlands. Wetlands are saturated lands filled with marshes, swamps, gators and birds, and their health is essential to our region’s water supply. Wetlands are particularly vulnerable to human activity and changes in land use, and therefore are carefully monitored and protected by federal, state and local laws.

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