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14+ years of operations. 272 billion gallons of water withdrawn, treated and consumed. 0 adverse environment impacts.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 After 14+ years of operations and 272 billion gallons of water withdrawn, treated and consumed, we are pleased to report that our continual monitoring shows no adverse impacts associated with these withdrawals.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
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