Tampa Bay Water Blog
Archive by month: 2015-10Return
Tampa Bay Water is once again offering $20,000 in mini-grants to fund events and projects sponsored by local community groups, non-profit groups, schools and universities that promote protection of our region’s drinking water sources. The agency is accepting applications until 5 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2015.
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), climate change is happening. The Earth is warming, and these rising temperatures are accompanied by changes in weather and climate – two factors that play a very important role in existing and future water supplies. This is why Tampa Bay Water is involved in research to understand climate variability and climate change – to better understand its impact on our existing water supplies and infrastructure, and for future water supply planning.
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Like many businesses, Tampa Bay Water provides a quality product to its customers. Each year, it must budget how much of that product it believes will be needed and then make sure there is enough supply to meet that demand. Outside factors sometimes play a part in changing that demand, so Tampa Bay Water must adjust for those factors accordingly. Of course, the product we are speaking of is water, and the outside factors that affected its demand levels in 2015 were weather – including record-br...
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