Conservation - Tampa Bay Water Blog
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Tampa Bay Water’s board extended its commitment to reducing non-point source pollution and efficient water use by continuing funding for the Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough county Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) program. At its August meeting, the board approved $488,224 in total funding to support FFL in its efforts to promote wise irrigation practices and proper Florida landscape designs. Improving outdoor efficiency can yield far-reaching results.
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Since its first Master Water Plan in 1998, Tampa Bay Water has successfully secured millions of dollars in local, state and federal grants. Locally, the utility has received more than $316 million in co-funding from the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) since 1998, and is poised to receive additional dollars for new initiatives.
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One of the most important components of a Florida-friendly yard is the actual trees, plants, shrubs and flowers that live on the property.
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Florida is called the Sunshine State, but we get our fair share of rain too. Most of the rain we receive in Florida happens in the summer, while spring is our dry-season. So, storing water when it rains and using it on dry days makes sense!
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Over the past 20 years, the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards program offered by Tampa Bay Water has recognized homeowners and businesses who are committed to conserving water and protecting the environment by using the most water-efficient landscaping practices.
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