Continuing Our Commitment to Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Continuing Our Commitment to Florida-Friendly Landscaping

For the 22nd consecutive year, Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors approved funding for the Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough county Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) program. Tampa Bay Water will provide $443,668 to the program, whose goal is to foster a sense of environmental stewardship among citizens by increasing awareness of natural systems and resources, and how they relate to ecology, economy and quality of life.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Observing National Water Quality Month

Observing National Water Quality Month

August is National Water Quality Month, so it’s a good time to think about what comes out of your tap. Pure, clean drinking water is there at your command, but have you ever thought about where it comes from?

Friday, August 05, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Preserving Wetlands

More than 60 percent of Tampa Bay Water’s drinking water supply comes from groundwater wells located in and around Tampa Bay area wetlands. Wetlands are saturated lands filled with marshes, swamps, gators and birds, and their health is essential to our region’s water supply. Wetlands are particularly vulnerable to human activity and changes in land use, and therefore are carefully monitored and protected by federal, state and local laws.

Thursday, May 26, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Measuring Wetland Recovery

More than 60 percent of Tampa Bay Water’s drinking water supply comes from groundwater wells located in and around Tampa Bay area wetlands. Wetlands are saturated lands filled with marshes, swamps, gators and birds, and their health is essential to our region’s water supply. Wetlands are particularly vulnerable to human activity and changes in land use, and therefore are carefully monitored and protected by federal, state and local laws.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Wetlands: A Treasured Water Resource for the Tampa Bay Region

Wetlands and Water Supply

More than 60 percent of Tampa Bay Water’s drinking water supply comes from groundwater wells located in and around Tampa Bay area wetlands. Wetlands are saturated lands filled with marshes, swamps, gators and birds, and their health is essential to our region’s water supply. Wetlands are particularly vulnerable to human activity and changes in land use, and therefore are carefully monitored and protected by federal, state and local laws.

Monday, May 23, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Mini-Grants Make a Difference

Mini-Grants Make a Difference

Safe drinking water starts at the source. In fact, protecting our region’s water resources is the first step in the multi-barrier process that ultimately leads to safe, clean drinking water at the tap. That’s why Tampa Bay Water invests in outreach and education efforts through its Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Program. The mini-grants range from $2,000-$10,000 and are a cost-effective way to improve public understanding and participation in protecting regional water sources.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating

Tampa Bay Community Groups Receive Grants to Help Protect Regional Drinking Water Sources

CLEARWATER, Fla. (December 15, 2015) – Tampa Bay Water announced Monday that it awarded grants to The Glazer Children’s Museum, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and Keep Pinellas Beautiful for their efforts to protect the sources of the region’s drinking water. The grants were presented by Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors at its regular board meeting. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
The Source of Your Drinking Water

The Source of Your Drinking Water

National Drinking Water Week is dedicated to bringing a higher awareness and attention to drinking water. It’s an opportunity to recognize the essential role drinking water plays in our lives and where it comes from. Tampa Bay Water blends three sources to provide drinking water:

Monday, May 04, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 3.0
Students Learn About Protecting Drinking Water Sources at the Great American Teach-In

Students Learn About Protecting Drinking Water Sources at the Great American Teach-In

This year, like many before, Tampa Bay Water staff worked together to educate more than 400 children during the 2014 Great American Teach-In.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Applications Accepted

Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Applications Accepted

Tampa Bay Water is offering $20,000 in mini-grants to help fund projects and events sponsored by local community groups, non-profit groups, schools and universities that help promote protection of the region’s drinking water sources.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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