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.
Just like preventive maintenance keeps your car running reliably, a well-planned renewal and replacement program keeps our system running reliability. Maintaining existing infrastructure improves operational efficiencies, ensures reliability and prevents service disruptions. Tampa Bay Water is using a new computer program to plan and track maintenance needs. A few of the larger projects currently in progress include: