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Partnering for Better Water Management

Partnering for Better Water Management

Tampa Bay Water and the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) have responsibilities for managing water resources within west-central Florida. Whether it’s formal agreements, including cost sharing, or simply meeting to discuss water issues, our organizations share many common goals and have long partnered on developing and managing sustainable water supplies and resources. Together, we focus on four major areas to advance our common water management and supply goals.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Number of views (837)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Assessing Critical Pipelines with Minimal Down Time

Assessing Critical Pipelines with Minimal Down Time

Pipelines are to Tampa Bay Water’s system what veins and arteries are to the human body. Critical pipelines carry wholesale water to and from our treatment and distribution facilities, and to our member governments. Should one of these pipelines fail, the result could be service interruptions to residents and businesses.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017/Number of views (1086)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Early Summer Rains Dampen Drought

Early Summer Rains Dampen Drought

It’s not your imagination…this past winter and spring was the driest dry season in over 100 years! From Oct. 1, 2016, through May 31, 2017, the Tampa Bay region received about half of its normal rainfall. The effects were easy to see. Rivers were trickling at a fraction of typical flows and wildfires were scorching the Florida landscape.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017/Number of views (1163)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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FY2018 Budget Approved

FY2018 Budget Approved

At its June meeting, Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors approved the agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget with no wholesale rate increase. The 2018 budget maintains a wholesale drinking water rate of $2.56 per 1,000 gallons for the seventh consecutive year.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017/Number of views (1232)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Significant Drought Conditions Persist with Dry, Warm Spring

Significant Drought Conditions Persist with Dry, Warm Spring

The U.S. Drought Monitor Map for Florida shows the Tampa Bay region and much of south-central Florida in a severe drought.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017/Number of views (1907)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Awards Season Open for Water-Thrifty Landscapes

Awards Season Open for Water-Thrifty Landscapes

Tampa Bay Water, in partnership with the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) County Extension Offices and Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ Program, is accepting applications for the 2017 Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017/Number of views (1560)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Optimizing Our Surface Water System

Optimizing Our Surface Water System

Sometimes a small adjustment can yield big results, like selecting the proper grade of gasoline for your automobile or fertilizing your crop at the right time. That’s the thought behind Tampa Bay Water’s surface water optimization effort.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Number of views (2030)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 3.5
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Planning Today for Water Tomorrow

Planning Today for Water Tomorrow

Projections show Florida’s population topping 6 million people by 2030, with 500,000 new residents heading to Tampa Bay Water’s service area. To continue serving the growing needs of our region, Tampa Bay Water has been exploring new water supply options as part of our Long-term Master Water Plan.
Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Number of views (1571)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Projecting Future Demands

Projecting Future Demands

At its October meeting, Tampa Bay Water’s board held a workshop to discuss the status of its Long-term Master Water Plan. Updated every five years, the Long-term Master Water Plan is a blueprint for meeting the region’s water needs in the 2040 timeframe.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016/Number of views (3066)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Farewell to Commissioner Ted Schrader

Farewell to Commissioner Ted Schrader

October marked the last Tampa Bay Water board meeting for Pasco County Commissioner Ted Schrader, who is leaving public office later this year. Commissioner Schrader has served on the regional utility’s board of directors for 16 years.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016/Number of views (2350)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 4.0
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