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Responsible water utilities are always planning for the future. The Tampa Bay region will need an additional 10 million gallons per day by 2028 and another 10 million gallons per day by 2038
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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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As hurricanes move closer to Florida, more and more residents will rush to stores to buy bottled water.
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According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), climate change is happening. The Earth is warming, and these rising temperatures are accompanied by changes in weather and climate – two factors that play a very important role in existing and future water supplies. This is why Tampa Bay Water is involved in research to understand climate variability and climate change – to better understand its impact on our existing water supplies and infrastructure, and for future water supply planning.
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Like many businesses, Tampa Bay Water provides a quality product to its customers. Each year, it must budget how much of that product it believes will be needed and then make sure there is enough supply to meet that demand. Outside factors sometimes play a part in changing that demand, so Tampa Bay Water must adjust for those factors accordingly. Of course, the product we are speaking of is water, and the outside factors that affected its demand levels in 2015 were weather – including record-br...
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