Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Wetlands and Water Supply

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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Building a Better Budget

Building a Better Budget

Tampa Bay Water must approve a budget by August 1 of each year, but the development starts about nine months earlier. It’s an inclusive process involving staff and our member governments to ensure the best possible budget for the regional utility.

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Accurately Predicting Water Needs

Accurately Predicting Water Needs

Sometimes it would be nice to have a crystal ball to predict the future — to know whether to bring an umbrella or sunscreen. And while that’s more a job for meteorologists, Tampa Bay Water also has to understand weather patterns and many other factors to be able to accurately forecast water usage.

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Operations Support Manager

Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 9, 2016.

We are seeking an Operations Support Manager who under the direction of the O & M Section Leader, is responsible for new project design review and coordination during construction and commissioning; performing skilled technical and special project work and effective management in water supply and treatment per the Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Florida Administrative Codes 62-550,62-551,62-555,62-560,62-602,-62-699; supervision of the Analyzer Specialist and management of the Agency’s on-line water quality analyzer program; and development, maintenance and training of the Agency’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the Operations departments.

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Celebrate Earth Day by Conserving and Protecting our Drinking Water

Celebrate Earth Day by Conserving and Protecting our Drinking Water

Here are some helpful tips to help you succeed today – and every day!

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Awards Season Open for Water-Thrifty Landscapes

Awards Season Open for Water-Thrifty Landscapes

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Tampa Bay Water, in partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) County Extension Offices and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, is now accepting applications for the 2016 Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards. Residents, businesses and community organizations with landscapes that represent the beauty and resiliency of Florida’s natural environment are encouraged to apply online by June 30, 2016. 

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Tampa Bay Water Leads Effort in Proclaiming April Water Conservation Month

Tampa Bay Water Leads Effort in Proclaiming April Water Conservation Month

CLEARWATER, Fla. – Tampa Bay Water joins the State of Florida, private businesses, water management districts and local governments in declaring April as Water Conservation Month. This annual proclamation underscores the need to conserve water during Florida’s typical spring dry season.

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Hydrogeologist

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The first review of application submissions will begin on or about April 22, 2016.

Tampa Bay Water operates thirteen groundwater wellfields, two small groundwater well systems, two surface water withdrawals, an off-stream reservoir, and a seawater desalination facility as part of our regional water supply system. Water Use Permits have been issued for the surface and ground water withdrawal facilities and numerous studies and compliance reports are required as conditions of those permits. We are seeking a Hydrogeologist who will focus, in part, on the evaluation and presentation of hydrologic data from eleven of these wellfields where pumpage has been reduced in recent years in response to environmental impacts on the wellfield properties. A Recovery Assessment Plan is being implemented to assess the health of the aquifers, lakes, and wetlands at these eleven wellfields at the reduced pumpage quantity. Tampa Bay Water hydrogeologists also prepare Water Use Permit applications and supporting documents/analyses for existing and new water supply facilities. The position is also responsible for the performance of production and monitor well construction, testing, rehabilitation, and abandonment activities to support the efficient collection of water level data near our wellfields and production of groundwater.

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Sensing Savings with Soil Moisture Sensor Technology

Sensing Savings with Soil Moisture Sensor Technology

The Tampa Bay region can receive a lot of rainfall when averaged throughout the year but there are dry periods when our landscapes require irrigation, which increases demand for water.

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Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Wed., March 2, at 9 a.m.

Tampa Bay Water to Test Emergency Notification Sirens at Reservoir on Wed., March 2, at 9 a.m.

LITHIA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Water is conducting a test of its emergency siren system at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir on Wed., March 2, at 9 a.m. To ensure that the sirens are effective in the unlikely event of an emergency, the sirens will sound at 9 a.m. and will include three to five short blasts lasting 10-20 seconds each. This is only a test.

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