Water Flowing Into Reservoir

Water Flowing Into Reservoir

Tampa Bay Water is once again storing water in the region’s water savings account, the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir. Since July 25, 2014, an average of 129 million gallons of water has flowed into the reservoir daily and approximately 5 billion gallons has been banked.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Which Costs the Least…Water, Milk or Coffee?

Which Costs the Least…Water, Milk or Coffee?

Even the cheapest cup of coffee can’t compete with the cost of a fresh, clean glass of drinking water. That’s because the wholesale rate for water is $2.56 per 1000 gallons – that is just two-tenths of a cent for a gallon of high-quality drinking water. What a deal!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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Tags: Budget
No Rate Increase for 2014-2015

No Rate Increase for 2014-2015

For the fourth consecutive year, Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors approved a budget with no rate increase. The board approved the 2014-2015 budget at its June meeting.

Thursday, June 19, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Tags: Budget
State Co-Funds Surface Water Improvements Project

State Co-Funds Surface Water Improvements Project

Tampa Bay Water’s Cypress Creek Wellfield Surface Water Improvements project was approved for $432,500 in state funding as part of the 2014 state budget. The state funding represents 50 percent of the construction costs to make drainage modifications at the Cypress Creek Wellfield.

Thursday, June 19, 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
Reservoir Filling to Begin This Summer

Reservoir Filling to Begin This Summer

This summer, Tampa Bay Water will once again be able to store water in the regional reservoir. Kiewit Infrastructure South, the contractor renovating the storage facility, is closing in on a key schedule milestone—beginning initial filling this summer.

Thursday, June 19, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Tags: Reservoir
Saving Water in Your Home is Easy and Cost-Effective

Saving Water in Your Home is Easy and Cost-Effective

You know that every time you flush your toilet, use your shower or wash a load of clothes, you are using water. However, did you know that you may be using A LOT more water than necessary to do these things – resulting in a higher water bill at the end of each month?

Wednesday, April 09, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 3.0
Extension Services Provide Educational Opportunities to Everyone

Extension Services Provide Educational Opportunities to Everyone

Many of you have heard of Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) and the nine FFL principles. For those of you who may not have heard of this, any landscape can be Florida-Friendly if its designed and cared for according to those sustainable practices. But did you know about the organization that is behind Florida-Friendly Landscaping? It’s the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) Extension (Extension).

Wednesday, April 09, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Be a Water-Wise Winner

Be a Water-Wise Winner

Does your home or business have a Florida-Friendly landscape to be proud of? Is your lawn and garden not only attractive but also water-efficient? Does your landscape represent the beauty and resiliency of our natural environment? Then you need to enter the 2014 Water-Wise Award Program.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Lawn Watering: There’s an App for That

Lawn Watering: There’s an App for That

Wouldn’t it be nice if your mobile device could tell you what your lawn needs? Maybe even send you a message to turn off your sprinkler if it rains? Now it can, thanks to a new app called Smartirrigation Turf. The app was specifically created to help urban turf irrigators in Florida and Georgia water their lawns more effectively and efficiently.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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