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
Climate Change and its Effect on Future Water Supply Planning

Climate Change and its Effect on Future Water Supply Planning

According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), climate change is happening. The Earth is warming, and these rising temperatures are accompanied by changes in weather and climate – two factors that play a very important role in existing and future water supplies. This is why Tampa Bay Water is involved in research to understand climate variability and climate change – to better understand its impact on our existing water supplies and infrastructure, and for future water supply planning.

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Tags: Climate
$20,000 in Source Water Protection Mini-Grants Available

$20,000 in Source Water Protection Mini-Grants Available

Tampa Bay Water is once again offering $20,000 in mini-grants to fund events and projects sponsored by local community groups, non-profit groups, schools and universities that promote protection of our region’s drinking water sources. The agency is accepting applications until 5 p.m. on Nov. 20, 2015.

Friday, October 30, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Mitigation Efforts at C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir Prove Successful

Mitigation Efforts at C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir Prove Successful

When the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir was built in the early 2000s, the environmental impact consisted of approximately 190 acres of wetlands. To offset this impact, Tampa Bay Water undertook an extensive mitigation project that covered nearly a thousand acres of the 5,500-acre Chito Branch Reserve on which the reservoir is located. Mitigation was performed on three separate areas of the reserve, including:

Tuesday, June 30, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Tags: Reservoir
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
Let Your Landscaping Go Native!

Let Your Landscaping Go Native!

The 5th Post in a 5-Part Series on the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

For the final post in a 5-part series on Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards, we are going to get down to the root of the issue – literally!

The roots we will be discussing are those attached to trees on your property and native plants that make up a Florida-friendly yard.

Monday, June 22, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: blogWater-Wise
Deadline Approaching for Entries in Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

Deadline Approaching for Entries in Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

Clearwater, Fla. – Tampa Bay Water is accepting final entries for the 2015 Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards. The deadline is quickly approaching and Tampa Bay Water urges all applicants to apply today! The application is online at tampabaywaterwise.org and must be received by June 30, 2015.

Friday, June 19, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Tampa Bay Water Board Approves 2016 Budget

Tampa Bay Water Board Approves 2016 Budget

No rate increase for 5th consecutive year

CLEARWATER, Fla. — For the fifth consecutive year, Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors approved the agency’s fiscal year budget with no wholesale rate increase. The approved 2016 budget reduces agency expenditures by more than $2.4 million and maintains a wholesale drinking water rate of $2.56 per 1,000 gallons of high-quality drinking water.

Monday, June 15, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: blogFinancial
Tags: Budget
Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away…Save it for Another Day!

Rain, Rain, Don’t Go Away…Save it for Another Day!

The 4th Post in a 5-Part Series on the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

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.”

Monday, June 15, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Categories: blogWater-Wise
Smart Irrigation Techniques Can Result in Substantial Water Savings –  And are an Important Part of an Award-Winning Landscape

Smart Irrigation Techniques Can Result in Substantial Water Savings – And are an Important Part of an Award-Winning Landscape

The 3rd Post in a 5-Part Series on the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards

As you’ve probably heard by now, the Tampa Bay Community Water-Wise Awards is a program offered by Tampa Bay Water recognizing those homeowners and businesses committed to conserving water and protecting the environment by using the most water-efficient landscaping practices. 2015 is the 16th year of this competition, and Tampa Bay Water wants to give you a chance to make your landscaping “Water-Wise.”

Tuesday, June 09, 2015/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: blogWater-Wise
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