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
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
Celebrate Earth Day by Conserving and Protecting our Drinking Water

Celebrate Earth Day by Conserving and Protecting our Drinking Water

Here are some helpful tips to help you succeed today – and every day!

Friday, April 22, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: blog
Sensing Savings with Soil Moisture Sensor Technology

Sensing Savings with Soil Moisture Sensor Technology

The Tampa Bay region can receive a lot of rainfall when averaged throughout the year but there are dry periods when our landscapes require irrigation, which increases demand for water.

Thursday, March 03, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: blogConservation
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
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
Does Your Landscape Have What it Takes to be Award-Winning?

Does Your Landscape Have What it Takes to be Award-Winning?

Is your landscaping the envy of the neighborhood – not just because of its beauty, but also because it is Florida-friendly and water-efficient? Then you need to enter the 2015 Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards, sponsored by Tampa Bay Water.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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