Tampa Bay Water Blog
Tampa Electric Company (TECO) will begin converting part of the coal-fired Big Bend Power Plant in Apollo Beach, Fla., to natural gas in January 2021. Once TECO has converted coal-fired Unit 1 to natural gas, TECO’s new operation will reduce the water at the cooling intake tunnels that Tampa Bay Water uses as its seawater source for its Tampa Bay Desalination Plant, located next to the power plant.
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Groundwater levels, lakes and wetlands near the Consolidated Permit wellfields have recovered, thanks to 20 years of reduced groundwater pumping and working closely with the Southwest Florida Water Management District to develop and complete scientific analyses for a robust environmental recovery plan. This collective success shows that groundwater can be a sustainable, cost-effective part of the region’s water supply. It also shows that the region’s $1 billion investment in a diverse, interco...
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Providing clean, high-quality drinking water that meets or is better than federal or state standards is what Tampa Bay Water has done since its inception. And that means we’re constantly studying and testing the quality of our raw, source water and treated, potable water.
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For the final post in the series on Tampa Bay Community Water Wise Awards, we are going to get down to the root of the issue – literally!
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Florida is called the Sunshine State, but we get a good amount of rain in the spring and summer too. So, what should homeowners do with all this extra rainwater? Why, save it and store it of course!
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