More than 70 percent of litter in the Tampa Bay Area will end up in our water supply. This statistic prompted Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful Community Education Liaison, Patricia DePlasco, to take an active role in protecting the Tampa Bay region’s water sources.
The introduction of surface water changed the Tampa Bay region's drinking water supply portfolio, paving the way for environmental recovery, and a reliable and sustainable water supply system.
How Tropical Storm Debby Affected the Tampa Bay Region's Water Supply
Tropical Storm Debby reminded us that Florida's public water supply utilities are among the most susceptible in the United States to storm surges due to climate variations.