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Regional water supplies in the Tampa Bay region have benefitted greatly from the 11 inches of rainfall that recently fell across the area.  Tampa Bay Water is taking full advantage of surface water sources, while they are flowing, and has recently filled the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir to 15 billion gallons. Higher than normal rainfall has also enabled Tampa Bay Water to take its most expensive supply, desalination, offline in June and July.
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The year 2000 was both the beginning of a new millennium and a new era in water supply for our region. Tampa Bay Water ushered in this new era by breaking new ground in water supply development, facility operations and management, and environmental stewardship.
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In reviewing water supply and demand for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 2017, Tampa Bay Water staff reported that the agency successfully endured a year of extreme weather, from one of the driest springs on record to one of the biggest hurricanes to hit our region.
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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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LITHIA, Fla. – Tampa Bay Water is conducting a test of its emergency siren system at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir on Wed., March 2, at 9 a.m. To ensure that the sirens are effective in the unlikely event of an emergency, the sirens will sound at 9 a.m. and will include three to five short blasts lasting 10-20 seconds each. This is only a test.Tampa Bay Water has notified Hillsborough County Emergency Management, the Sheriff’s Office, Fire Rescue staff and resident...
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