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.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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?

Friday, August 05, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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.

Monday, July 11, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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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Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Measuring Wetland Recovery

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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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.

Monday, May 23, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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.

Thursday, May 12, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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