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
2015: The Year in Water…and what is Expected for 2016

2015: The Year in Water…and what is Expected for 2016

Like many businesses, Tampa Bay Water provides a quality product to its customers. Each year, it must budget how much of that product it believes will be needed and then make sure there is enough supply to meet that demand. Outside factors sometimes play a part in changing that demand, so Tampa Bay Water must adjust for those factors accordingly. Of course, the product we are speaking of is water, and the outside factors that affected its demand levels in 2015 were weather – including record-breaking summer rainfalls.

Friday, October 30, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
April is Water Conservation Month

April is Water Conservation Month

The Tampa Bay Water Board of Directors joined the State of Florida and local governments in declaring April as Water Conservation Month. This annual proclamation underscores the need to conserve water during Florida’s typical spring dry season by highlighting a variety of programs, promotions and public awareness campaigns aimed at improving water use efficiency.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
The Year in Water

The Year in Water

Tampa Bay Water’s fiscal year and “water year” run from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. At the end of each water year, the regional utility reports on demand and supply for the previous 12 months and provides an outlook for the coming year.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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
How to Set Your Irrigation System for Watering Restrictions

How to Set Your Irrigation System for Watering Restrictions

It’s spring in central Florida and that means it’s the dry season. This year it’s drier than normal and with once a week watering restrictions in effect, the ability to operate your irrigation system efficiently is important.  It can be easy to avoid any issues if you follow a few simple, preventative maintenance steps.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating

Tampa Bay Water Encourages Residents to Water Smarter

Just in time for the dry season and Water Conservation Month, Tampa Bay Water has rolled out a public awareness campaign designed to reduce outdoor water use. The “Water Smarter” campaign asks residents to take specific actions to reduce outdoor water use in April, May and early June when area water use typically increases.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Tampa Bay Water Accepting Entries for Community Water-Wise Awards Program Recognizing Attractive, Water Efficient Landscapes

Tampa Bay Water Accepting Entries for Community Water-Wise Awards Program Recognizing Attractive, Water Efficient Landscapes

Tampa Bay Water is accepting applications for the 15th Annual Community Water-Wise Awards program. If your yard incorporates Florida-Friendly Landscaping™ principles...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating