Reservoir Provides Water During Construction

Reservoir Provides Water During Construction

The renovation of the 15-billion gallon regional reservoir is being done in a way that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient. One aspect of that environmental commitment is to use all water that is collected on site during construction. No water is discharged from the site.

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Improved Drinking Water on Tap for South-Central Hillsborough Customers

Improved Drinking Water on Tap for South-Central Hillsborough Customers

Hillsborough County water customers in south-central Hillsborough are now receiving higher quality water with improved taste thanks to a new hydrogen sulfide removal facility at the Lithia Water Treatment Plant.

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Improved Drinking Water On Tap for South-Central Hillsborough Customers; Tiny Bubbles May Make Water Appear Cloudy

Hillsborough County water customers in south-central Hillsborough are now receiving higher quality water thanks to a new hydrogen sulfide removal facility at the Lithia Water Treatment Plant.

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In Sync with Our Region’s Weather

In Sync with Our Region’s Weather

Tampa Bay Water’s system is unique in that it combines groundwater, desalinated seawater and river water. These different sources allow the utility to operate in sync with the weather—something all Floridians can—and do—practice at home.

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Reservoir Provides Drought Resistance

Reservoir Provides Drought Resistance

When Tampa Bay Water first proposed a regional reservoir in the late 1990s, there were many people that were skeptical. An above-ground, off-stream reservoir of this magnitude had never been attempted in the Southeast or in Florida.

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15 Years of Regional Cooperation, Solutions

15 Years of Regional Cooperation, Solutions

Fifteen years ago, on June 10, 1998, state and local elected officials from Hillsborough, Pinellas and Pasco counties were joined by the late Governor Lawton Chiles at the Florida Aquarium to sign the legislation and governance documents that created Tampa Bay Water as a true regional utility.

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Matt Jordan Approved to Lead Tampa Bay Water

On July 8, 2013, Matthew W. Jordan will take the helm as general manager of Tampa Bay Water. The utility’s board of directors approved Jordan’s employment contract at its June 17 meeting. The three-year contract sets an annual salary of $180,000.

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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.

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Planning for the Future

Tampa Bay Water’s governing documents require the utility to develop and maintain a Long-Term Master Water Plan. Changes in population and climate fluctuations require the utility to constantly plan for the future, and this comprehensive document provides a framework for meeting the region’s future drinking water needs.

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Reservoir Renovation in Full Swing

Tampa Bay Water’s contractor, Kiewit Infrastructure South, began construction on the Reservoir Renovation Project in February. Kiewit is implementing a multi-step solution to make the reservoir fully functional. First, Kiewit is removing the existing erosion-control layer; second, it is adding a drain and third, Kiewit is adding thicker, stronger soil cement to the interior.

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