Tampa Bay Water Blog
Tampa Bay Water’s proposed 2022 budget calls for a slight increase in the uniform water rate: $2.5634/1,000 gallons, an increase of 0.17 percent ($0.0044) over the current year. For the average household, which uses a little less than 4,200 gallons of water a month, the proposed rate increase would mean an extra $0.02 in their monthly bill.
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The Tampa Bay region is growing at a record rate, and Tampa Bay Water is working on expanding its system to ensure adequate supply of drinking water to the Tampa Bay region. It’s part of Tampa Bay Water’s mandate to update its Long-term Master Water Plan every five years. Master Water Plan projects that are ultimately selected for development become part of Tampa Bay Water’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP).
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After a leak was detected in the liner of a gypsum stack at the former Piney Point Fertilizer Plant in Manatee County, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection authorized the controlled release of water into lower Tampa Bay to reduce pressure on the stack and decrease the potential for failure that could send hundreds of millions of gallons of contaminated water ...
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Tampa Bay Water has been awarded the Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) Award for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2019. With this award, the utility will also receive a special Triple Crown medallion, which signifies receiving all three Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) awards (the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Award, Distinguished Budget Presentation Award, and Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award) for fiscal year 2019.
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Tampa Bay Water staff toured the City of Tampa’s Suspended Ion Exchange (SIX) Pilot Plant at the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Plant on April 5 to learn about a new technology that can remove total organic carbon from the city’s source water, the Hillsborough River.
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