Sustainable Surface Water Operations

Sustainable Surface Water Operations

14+ years of operations. 272 billion gallons of water withdrawn, treated and consumed. 0 adverse environment impacts.

It’s been more than a decade since Tampa Bay Water began tapping the Alafia River, Tampa Bypass Canal and Tampa Bay as regional drinking water sources. After 14+ years of operations and 272 billion gallons of water withdrawn, treated and consumed, we are pleased to report that our continual monitoring shows no adverse impacts associated with these withdrawals.

Thursday, September 01, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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
Working Together to Provide Safe, Clean Water

Working Together to Provide Safe, Clean Water

Providing clean, safe drinking water is a top priority at Tampa Bay Water. The drinking water we provide our member governments is safe: it meets or is better than all local, state and federal drinking water regulations.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
40 Ways to Conserve and Protect Water in 2015

40 Ways to Conserve and Protect Water in 2015

Make your 2015 New Year’s resolutions about conserving and protecting water in the Tampa Bay region. To help you succeed in your water-smart resolutions, here are 40 ways to be efficient with water and protect our drinking water sources this year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 2.5
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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
Harmful Algal Blooms No Threat to Water Supply

Harmful Algal Blooms No Threat to Water Supply

This summer, Toledo’s drinking water was declared unsafe due to a massive blue-green algae bloom in Lake Erie. Thankfully, Tampa Bay Water’s member governments don’t have to worry about blue-green algae. Should the algae become prevalent in area surface water, Tampa Bay Water’s treatment plant can remove it and its toxins through a multi-barrier treatment process.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Fertilizing Your Summer Lawn May Do More Harm than Good

Fertilizing Your Summer Lawn May Do More Harm than Good

Fertilizer is a powerful tool that can help your Florida landscape thrive — if used appropriately. However, if applied incorrectly, it can not only harm your lawn and plants, but also the environment.

Thursday, June 19, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Research Goal: Improve Water Quality, Reduce Cost

Research Goal: Improve Water Quality, Reduce Cost

Tampa Bay Water is currently teaming with the Water Research Foundation, Veolia and Carollo Engineers on a research project to understand how to use biofiltration at the regional surface water treatment plant to enhance water quality, treatment and hydraulic performance.

Friday, February 28, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Improved Water Quality in the Works for Pinellas County

Improved Water Quality in the Works for Pinellas County

A new project is under construction in Pinellas County that will provide the County with more consistent water quality and reduce long-term operations and maintenance costs.

Friday, February 28, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating