Tampa Bay Water Hosts Florida Water and Climate Alliance Workshop

Tampa Bay Water Hosts Florida Water and Climate Alliance Workshop

Tampa Bay Water is hosting the Florida Water and Climate Alliance (FloridaWCA) workshop on Wednesday, Nov. 5.

FloridaWCA is a stakeholder-scientist partnership committed to increasing the relevance of climate science data and tools to support decision-making in water source management, planning and supply operations in Florida. FloridaWCA members include the University of Florida Water Institute, Florida State University, three water management districts, and six major public water supply utilities.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014/Number of views (4055)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: blogClimate
Tags: Climate
Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Applications Accepted

Source Water Protection Mini-Grant Applications Accepted

Tampa Bay Water is offering $20,000 in mini-grants to help fund projects and events sponsored by local community groups, non-profit groups, schools and universities that help promote protection of the region’s drinking water sources.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Number of views (4254)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Funding Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Funding Florida-Friendly Landscaping

Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors is once again funding the Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough county Florida-Friendly Landscaping (FFL) program. The board voted at its regular meeting to provide a total of $404,500 to the conservation program, which focuses on increasing water use efficiency within the tri-county region.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Number of views (3745)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Improving Energy Efficiency

Improving Energy Efficiency

It takes a lot of energy to pump, treat and distribute drinking water across the 2,000-square mile service area covered by Tampa Bay Water. Reducing energy use and improving efficiency is an important effort for Tampa Bay Water to keep costs down and protect the environment.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Number of views (3325)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Harmful Algal Blooms No Threat to Water Supply

Harmful Algal Blooms No Threat to Water Supply

This summer, Toledo’s drinking water was declared unsafe due to a massive blue-green algae bloom in Lake Erie. Thankfully, Tampa Bay Water’s member governments don’t have to worry about blue-green algae. Should the algae become prevalent in area surface water, Tampa Bay Water’s treatment plant can remove it and its toxins through a multi-barrier treatment process.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014/Number of views (4357)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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/Number of views (3807)/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/Number of views (7738)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Categories: blogFinancial
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/Number of views (4166)/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/Number of views (4046)/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/Number of views (4342)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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