Sustainable Surface Water Operations

Sustainable Surface Water Operations

14+ years of operations. 272 billion gallons of water withdrawn, treated and consumed. 0 adverse environment impacts.

It’s been more than a decade since Tampa Bay Water began tapping the Alafia River, Tampa Bypass Canal and Tampa Bay as regional drinking water sources. After 14+ years of operations and 272 billion gallons of water withdrawn, treated and consumed, we are pleased to report that our continual monitoring shows no adverse impacts associated with these withdrawals.

Thursday, September 01, 2016/Number of views (1970)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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/Number of views (2533)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
The Source of Your Drinking Water

The Source of Your Drinking Water

National Drinking Water Week is dedicated to bringing a higher awareness and attention to drinking water. It’s an opportunity to recognize the essential role drinking water plays in our lives and where it comes from. Tampa Bay Water blends three sources to provide drinking water:

Monday, May 04, 2015/Number of views (4188)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 3.0
The Year in Water

The Year in Water

Tampa Bay Water’s fiscal year and “water year” run from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. At the end of each water year, the regional utility reports on demand and supply for the previous 12 months and provides an outlook for the coming year.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014/Number of views (3409)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
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
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
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 (4047)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: 5.0
Research Goal: Improve Water Quality, Reduce Cost

Research Goal: Improve Water Quality, Reduce Cost

Tampa Bay Water is currently teaming with the Water Research Foundation, Veolia and Carollo Engineers on a research project to understand how to use biofiltration at the regional surface water treatment plant to enhance water quality, treatment and hydraulic performance.

Friday, February 28, 2014/Number of views (5741)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
Managing Regional Water Supplies in West Central Florida

Managing Regional Water Supplies in West Central Florida

How Tropical Storm Debby Affected the Tampa Bay Region's Water Supply

Tropical Storm Debby reminded us that Florida's public water supply utilities are among the most susceptible in the United States to storm surges due to climate variations.  
Friday, June 29, 2012/Number of views (6557)/Comments (-)/ Article rating: No rating
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