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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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
Nurture Nature and Your Lawn

Nurture Nature and Your Lawn

Unless you have a water-front home, you may not realize that your lawn maintenance can impact Tampa Bay, its estuarine system and even your drinking water. That’s because all of Florida’s water, the aquifer beneath us, lakes, streams, springs, rivers and ponds, is interconnected in an intricate network. What we do on land can have far-reaching and long-lasting consequences.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Accurately Predicting Water Needs

Accurately Predicting Water Needs

Sometimes it would be nice to have a crystal ball to predict the future — to know whether to bring an umbrella or sunscreen. And while that’s more a job for meteorologists, Tampa Bay Water also has to understand weather patterns and many other factors to be able to accurately forecast water usage.

Thursday, May 12, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away…Save it for Another Day!

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away…Save it for Another Day!

The old rhyme “April showers bring May flowers,” doesn’t work so well here in central Florida. For us, the rhyme should be, “April and May flowers bring lots of summer showers.”

So what should homeowners do with all this extra rainwater? Why, save it of course!

Tuesday, June 30, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Let Your Landscaping Go Native!

Let Your Landscaping Go Native!

The 5th Post in a 5-Part Series on the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

For the final post in a 5-part series on Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards, we are going to get down to the root of the issue – literally!

The roots we will be discussing are those attached to trees on your property and native plants that make up a Florida-friendly yard.

Monday, June 22, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Deadline Approaching for Entries in Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

Deadline Approaching for Entries in Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

Clearwater, Fla. – Tampa Bay Water is accepting final entries for the 2015 Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards. The deadline is quickly approaching and Tampa Bay Water urges all applicants to apply today! The application is online at tampabaywaterwise.org and must be received by June 30, 2015.

Friday, June 19, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away…Save it for Another Day!

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away…Save it for Another Day!

The 4th Post in a 5-Part Series on the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

The old rhyme “April showers bring May flowers,” doesn’t work so well here in central Florida. For us, the rhyme should be, “April and May flowers bring lots of summer showers.”

Monday, June 15, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Smart Irrigation Techniques Can Result in Substantial Water Savings –  And are an Important Part of an Award-Winning Landscape

Smart Irrigation Techniques Can Result in Substantial Water Savings – And are an Important Part of an Award-Winning Landscape

The 3rd Post in a 5-Part Series on the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards is a program offered by Tampa Bay Water recognizing those homeowners and businesses committed to conserving water and protecting the environment by using the most water-efficient landscaping practices. 2015 is the 16th year of this competition, and Tampa Bay Water wants to give you a chance to make your landscaping “Water-Wise.”

Tuesday, June 09, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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The Right Plant in the Right Place – An Important Part of an  Award-Winning Landscape

The Right Plant in the Right Place – An Important Part of an Award-Winning Landscape

The 2nd Post in a 5-Part Series on the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

Recently, Tampa Bay Water told you about the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards, a program that recognizes those homeowners and businesses committed to conserving water and protecting the environment by using the most water-efficient landscaping practices in their beautiful landscapes. This is the 16th year of this competition, and Tampa Bay Water wants to give you a chance to make your landscaping “Water-Wise.”

Friday, May 22, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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