Regional Water Supplier Launches New Website
For Immediate Release
CLEARWATER, Fla. (May 7, 2019) – The Tampa Bay region’s wholesale water supplier, Tampa Bay Water, has a new website at tampabaywater.org.
The new, mobile-friendly website went live on May 1 and meets Web Content Accessibility Guidelines, as verified through an accessibility audit by experts in website and technology accessibility.
“Every day Tampa Bay Water provides clean, safe drinking water to the people who live in this region. We want our website to be easily accessible to everyone and to serve as a reliable source of information about the public’s drinking water. This new website achieves both,” said Michelle Stom, chief communications officer for Tampa Bay Water.
In planning for the redesign, Tampa Bay Water conducted a survey and reviewed website analytics to understand what content is most important to its stakeholders. The utility used this information to create a website that reflects the agency mission, vision and values; helps achieve the goals and objectives of its strategic plan; and creates a user-centric design and experience for all stakeholders.
The website provides easy access to helpful content and tools, many of which can be found on the homepage, including:
- The current mix of drinking water sources and regional reservoir volume
- A zip code lookup tool to find outdoor watering days in your area
- Water quality information including the utility’s annual water quality report
- Links to public meetings and live streaming board meetings
- Booking speakers for community groups
- Current career opportunities
- Information for current and potential suppliers and vendors
- Water-saving tips
- Blog articles and news to stay up to date on regional water supply topics
About Tampa Bay Water
Tampa Bay Water is the largest wholesale water supplier in Florida, providing high-quality drinking water to its members, who in turn, supply water to more than 2.5 million residents of the Tampa Bay area. Tampa Bay Water member governments include the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa, and the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. To learn more, visit tampabaywater.org.