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
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
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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
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Tampa Bay Water Awarded for Meeting Highest Principles of Governmental Budgeting

Tampa Bay Water Awarded for Meeting Highest Principles of Governmental Budgeting

Tampa Bay Water’s 2015 Fiscal Year Budget has been awarded with a Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). This marks the seventh consecutive year that the agency has been bestowed this notable honor.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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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
Enhanced Surface Water System: A Complex Network

Enhanced Surface Water System: A Complex Network

Water. We turn on the tap and there it is. Most of us brush our teeth, shower, wash clothes, cook and more without ever considering where our tap water came from or how it got to our homes.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Mini-Grants Make a Difference

Mini-Grants Make a Difference

Safe drinking water starts at the source. In fact, protecting our region’s water resources is the first step in the multi-barrier process that ultimately leads to safe, clean drinking water at the tap. That’s why Tampa Bay Water invests in outreach and education efforts through its Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Program. The mini-grants range from $2,000-$10,000 and are a cost-effective way to improve public understanding and participation in protecting regional water sources.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Comprehensive Forecast for Better Business Decisions

Comprehensive Forecast for Better Business Decisions

Each year, Tampa Bay Water updates its water demand projections, which are the basis for several business decisions. First, the utility’s annual budget is based on projections of what the member governments will need for that fiscal year. Part of the budgeting process includes determining what sources to use to meet those demands in an environmentally sound and cost effective manner. Second, the demand forecast is used for long-term planning to ensure Tampa Bay Water’s supply can meet demand 10 or 20 years in the future.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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Renewal and Replacement Ensures Reliability

Renewal and Replacement Ensures Reliability

In its 2015 State of the Water Industry Report, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) reports that renewal and replacement of aging infrastructure is cited by utilities as one of the top five most important issues they face. Following AWWA’s best management practices, Tampa Bay Water’s rates include the full cost of providing water service, and include renewal and replacement costs as well as the cost of collecting, pumping, treating, disinfecting, storing and transporting water.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0

Tampa Bay Community Groups Receive Grants to Help Protect Regional Drinking Water Sources

CLEARWATER, Fla. (December 15, 2015) – Tampa Bay Water announced Monday that it awarded grants to The Glazer Children’s Museum, Girl Scouts of West Central Florida, Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful and Keep Pinellas Beautiful for their efforts to protect the sources of the region’s drinking water. The grants were presented by Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors at its regular board meeting. 

Tuesday, December 15, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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