Tampa Bay Water Blog
Archive by month: 2015-2Return
It may be one of the smaller departments, but Tampa Bay Water’s public affairs staff has a big impact with the community. It manages the numerous opportunities/channels that the public uses to interact with the regional water supply wholesaler, ensuring that these lines of communication remain open at all times.
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Tampa Bay Water is a not-for-profit governmental entity. It is funded through the wholesale water rate, which is a uniform rate that each member government pays. The water rate, which is currently $2.559 per 1,000 gallons, includes everything it takes to run and operate the water supply system, including energy and chemical costs, maintenance, staffing and debt.
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The Tampa Bay Water Board of Directors joined the State of Florida 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 by highlighting a variety of programs, promotions and public awareness campaigns aimed at improving water use efficiency.
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Tampa Bay Water received outstanding credit ratings for 2015. Fitch and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) confirmed the agency’s rating of AA+, and Moody’s upgraded the agency’s rating to AA1.
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