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Adequate rainfall is vital to recharging the Floridan Aquifer and filling area rivers, so Tampa Bay Water closely monitors area rainfall to ensure we deliver high quality drinking water to our six member governments while protecting our environment.
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Access to clean, safe water is essential before, during and after hurricane emergencies. Hurricane season is June 1 through November 30 and for Tampa Bay Water and other utilities across the state, planning for hurricane season starts months in advance. This year, our annual storm preparations were complicated by COVID-19, but Tampa Bay Water’s early preparations enable the utility to quickly adjust.
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In Florida, periodic droughts are a part of life. That’s why Tampa Bay Water created the Water Shortage Mitigation Plan, which ensures the region has clean, affordable drinking water, even in drier times.
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Tampa Bay Water reached an all-time high for water delivery in March, delivering an average of 198.2 million gallons per day (mgd) to its member governments. That’s 22.4 mgd more water delivered in March 2020 than in March 2019, for an increase of 12.8 percent. And for the second half of March 2020, daily averages were about 28 mgd more than the same time last year. To date for Tampa Bay Water’s 2020 fiscal year (beginning in October 2019), the utility has delivered an average of over 6 percen...
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Tampa Bay Water’s mandate is to provide enough water for all our members in the short and long term.
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