The Water Smarter campaign asks residents to take three specific actions to save water:
- Know your water day
- It if rains, skip a watering day
- Use a hose nozzle when hand-watering
The campaign features a mix of publicity, social media and paid advertisements. A key element of the campaign is a landing page, tampabaywater.org/watersmarter, which features a zip code look-up tool. Residents can simply enter their zip code and the tool will take them to the water restrictions for their city or county.
This spring, conservation is of utmost importance. Our region’s water savings account, the C.W. Regional Reservoir, is out of service for renovation. River flows remain below permitted withdrawal thresholds after months of below-normal rainfall. With no available source of supply, the region’s surface water treatment plan has been shut down; the seawater desalination plant is operating at its maximum sustainable capacity and wellfield production is ramped up.
For more water conservation tips or to see the Water Smarter campaign, go to tampabaywater.org/watersmarter.