Mini-Grant Program - Get involved, Get Funded.
Tampa Bay Water can’t protect your drinking water alone. Source water protection isn’t just for utilities and regulators. Communities and individual citizens also need to do their part to protect the quality of our drinking water.
That’s why we offer a Source Water Protection Grant Program to reach out to the community. This program grants funds from $500 to $5,000 for community-based activities that help residents guard their own health by protecting the ecosystem from pollution and contamination.
If you or someone you know might like to get involved in a source water protection project, find more information in our brochure and when you’re ready, download an application.
Even if you don’t have the time to execute a broad-scale source water protection project, you can do your part while still at home. These basic housekeeping practices will make a great impact on our future water supply one task at a time.
- Carefully handle potentially dangerous substances and properly use and store chemicals.
- Limit your use of fertilizer applications on lawns and gardens.
- Take used oil motor to the recycling center.
- Properly close unused wells.
- Regularly pump and inspect septic tanks.
- Plant vegetation on bare spots of the soil, particularly on slopes, to prevent excess runoff.
- If your schedule permits, take part in source water protection discussions and activities.
- Adopt Low Impact Development design methods.
- Review more detailed examples of Backyard Conservation Methods and Best Management Practices.