Tampa Bay Water Blog
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In its 2015 State of the Water Industry Report, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) reports that renewal and replacement of aging infrastructure is cited by utilities as one of the top five most important issues they face. Following AWWA’s best management practices, Tampa Bay Water’s rates include the full cost of providing water service, and include renewal and replacement costs as well as the cost of collecting, pumping, treating, disinfecting, storing and transporting water.
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Each year, Tampa Bay Water updates its water demand projections, which are the basis for several business decisions. First, the utility’s annual budget is based on projections of what the member governments will need for that fiscal year. Part of the budgeting process includes determining what sources to use to meet those demands in an environmentally sound and cost effective manner. Second, the demand forecast is used for long-term planning to ensure Tampa Bay Water’s supply can meet demand 1...
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Safe drinking water starts at the source. In fact, protecting our region’s water resources is the first step in the multi-barrier process that ultimately leads to safe, clean drinking water at the tap. That’s why Tampa Bay Water invests in outreach and education efforts through its Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Program. The mini-grants range from $2,000-$10,000 and are a cost-effective way to improve public understanding and participation in protecting regional water sources.
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