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Tampa Prepares for Flooding with Sewer Improvements

With the rainy season just a few months away, Tampa is resurrecting a plan to address some of the worst flooding in the city. The current plan is to alleviate most of the flooding issues with $250 million in drainage and sewer improvements. Last summer saw some of the worst flooding in years in South and West Tampa, as rain fell on the city for 11 straight days. Some businesses could not open because workers and customers could not get

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Wastewater Consolidation for Sewer Improvement

The Tampa area has recently begun sewer repairs which are expected to encounter traffic delays. Commuters on Gunn Highway in northwest Hillsborough County will experience some construction delays while new water and sewer lines are installed. Median crossovers and eastbound and westbound, inside travel lanes will be closed for 11 weeks in these two areas: between Lynn Turner Road and Hampton Park Boulevard, and between Veterans Expressway and Normandie Road. Temporary lane closings will be reopened at the end of

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University Of Tampa H.B. Plant Museum

The University of Tampa is a private, residential university located on 105 acres on the riverfront in downtown Tampa. Known for academic excellence, personal attention and real-world experience in its undergraduate and graduate programs, the University serves 8,037 students from 50 states and 140 countries. Approximately 60 percent of full-time students live on campus, and more than half of UT students are from Florida. When visiting campus, or perhaps taking a tour, the Henry B. Plant Museum is not to

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Florida Cities Offer Sewer Connection Assistance

Many Cities throughout Florida participate in the State Housing Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) to fund and administer the Sewer Connection Assistance Program. The program assists eligible homeowners who live in neighborhoods impacted by the City’s septic to central sewer system program. The funds may be used to pay costs associated with connection to the sewer system, including:  City impact fees, City special assessment fees, private plumber sewer system connection fees. Up to $12,000 per housing unit is available, in the form

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Florida’s Landscape and Irrigation Tips

A Florida-Friendly Landscape is not only beautiful, it is also environmentally friendly. It stabilizes soil, prevents erosion, filters pollutants, and reduces harmful runoff—all of which contribute to preserving Florida’s unique natural resources. From the fertilizers you apply to the water you use, your gardening choices can have an impact on land, water, and wildlife.  In much of Florida, “soil” and “sand” are synonymous. Where sandy soils predominate, water and nutrients move downward quickly. As a result, Florida soils usually dry

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What Precipitates Sinkhole Events in Florida

As Florida’s population grows it expands into areas which may be potentially more susceptible to sinkhole formation. Therefore, more sinkholes are being witnessed and reported. There are several factors to consider in the formation of a sinkhole. Such as: Hydrologic conditions, including lack of rainfall, lowered water levels, or, conversely, excessive rainfall in a short period of time, can all contribute to sinkhole development.  Sinkholes form naturally under standard geologic and hydro geologic conditions throughout much of Florida. Additional stresses

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Home Improvement (DIY) Educational Program

The City of Tampa Water Department partners with Hillsborough County Public Schools Technical Education Centers and the Hillsborough Education Foundation to help qualifying customers attend either a Home Improvement course at Erwin Technical Center. The scholarship DIY program is an 8 week course and begins in January. The Tuition scholarships are provided as vouchers. One scholarship voucher is available to any City of Tampa water account holder in good standing. The named account holder or their documented authorized agent can

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Water Pumped From Sinkhole for Hillsborough River

The Southwest Florida Water Management District, or SWIFTMUD, is asking the state for permission to pump up to 3.9 million gallons of water per day from a sinkhole known as the Morris Bridge Sink. The sinkhole is in northeast Hillsborough County in the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve.  If the Florida Department of Environmental Protection approves, this would be used to boost the flow of the river during dry periods. In the past, the river flowed with enough volume to keep

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Florida: Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts

Florida receives more than 70 percent of its rainfall within just three months.  And we know that when it rains…it really does pour at certain times of the year. Florida receives nearly half of its rainfall during the months of June, July and August and receives an average of 54 inches of rainfall per year.  However, there are certain months where there is little to no rainfall at all.  Much of the rainwater is lost as storm water runoff, so

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Tampa’s Program for Irrigation Meters

Tampa Water Department customers residing outside the reclaimed water service area may be able to reduce their monthly water and wastewater costs by installing a separate irrigation meter to measure water used for irrigation, car washing and pool filling.   A dedicated irrigation meter, or lawn meter, is a water meter that only meters water used for outdoor watering, or other uses that do not return water to the City’s wastewater system for treatment and disposal.  Residential accounts in Tampa,

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