Environmental Sustainability - Tampa Bay Water Blog
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When Tampa Bay Water was created 20 years ago, there were three significant goals: develop alternative water supplies, reduce groundwater pumping from long-producing facilities, and produce water in an environmentally sustainable manner.
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When Tampa Bay Water was formed 15 years ago, one of the goals of the regional utility was to reduce groundwater pumping at long-producing facilities to enable the environment to recover. Groundwater pumping was one of the causes of low water levels in lakes and wetlands near regional wellfields. (Other factors affecting water levels include drainage changes and development).
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The renovation of the 15-billion gallon regional reservoir is being done in a way that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. One aspect of that environmental commitment is to use all water that is collected on site during construction. No water is discharged from the site.
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