FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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CLEARWATER, Fla. (Dec. 19, 2017) — Tampa Bay Water announces the winners of its source water protection mini-grants: The Museum of Science and Industry (MOSI), Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and Keep Pinellas Beautiful. The grants are designed to help local non-profits, schools and community groups protect the aquifer, rivers and bay that the region uses for its drinking water.
“Tampa Bay Water is proud to continue its support of organizations and groups that provide educational opportunities for people in the Tampa Bay area to get involved in protecting their drinking water sources,” said General Manager Matt Jordan. “The board of directors remains committed to meeting the drinking water needs of our growing region in an environmentally sustainable fashion.”
This year, Tampa Bay Water received 12 mini-grant applications and Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors presented the grants to this year’s recipients at its December board meeting, with funds to be awarded in 2018.
Since 2008, Tampa Bay Water has invested approximately $200,000 in its mini-grant program to help community-based efforts that protect the region’s drinking water resources. For more information and to apply for future grant funding, visit tampabaywater.org/grant.
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 2.4 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
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