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.

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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.

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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
$20,000 in Source Water Protection Mini-Grants Available

$20,000 in Source Water Protection Mini-Grants Available

Tampa Bay Water is once again offering $20,000 in mini-grants to fund events and projects sponsored by local community groups, non-profit groups, schools and universities that promote protection of our region’s drinking water sources. The agency is accepting applications until 5 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2015.

Friday, October 30, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Tampa Bay Water Explores Water Careers with Tampa Bay Area Youth

Tampa Bay Water Explores Water Careers with Tampa Bay Area Youth

Each year, Tampa Bay Water hosts Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, encouraging boys and girls to explore their interests and apply what they learn in school to the real world. The day also provides an opportunity for children to learn about the diversity of careers in water.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Energy Management Program Saves Energy and Money

Energy Management Program Saves Energy and Money

In 2014, the average Florida household used about 13,000 kilowatt hours of power annually. When you compare that to the 140 million kilowatt hours Tampa Bay Water used last year, it’s easy to see why reducing energy use and improving efficiency is an important effort for Tampa Bay Water, its members and the environment.

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Tampa Bay Water RISE Program Promotes Efficiency

Tampa Bay Water RISE Program Promotes Efficiency

Enhancing performance is an integral part of Tampa Bay Water’s mission, which is why the RISE program was introduced. RISE stands for Resilient Infrastructure, Systems and Employees, and is an organization-wide effort aimed at enhancing performance through improved business practices, integrating data systems, implementing a continual improvement program and engaging staff across the agency.

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Minding Your Money

Minding Your Money

Tampa Bay Water is a not-for-profit governmental entity. It is funded through the wholesale water rate, which is a uniform rate that each member government pays. The water rate, which is currently $2.559 per 1,000 gallons, includes everything it takes to run and operate the water supply system, including energy and chemical costs, maintenance, staffing and debt.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Public Affairs: A Conduit of Information

Public Affairs: A Conduit of Information

It may be one of the smaller departments, but Tampa Bay Water’s public affairs staff has a big impact with the community. It manages the numerous opportunities/channels that the public uses to interact with the regional water supply wholesaler, ensuring that these lines of communication remain open at all times.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Upgraded Bond Ratings Could Save Public Millions

Upgraded Bond Ratings Could Save Public Millions

Tampa Bay Water received outstanding credit ratings for 2015. Fitch and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) confirmed the agency’s rating of AA+, and Moody’s upgraded the agency’s rating to AA1.

Thursday, February 19, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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