Tampa Bay Water Blog
Archive by month: 2016-7Return
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.
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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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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.
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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.
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