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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Okaloosa’s Pipeline Repair and Road Closures

Residents of Okaloosa County, the City would like to inform you of pipeline repair going on in your neighborhood. The Road Division will be replacing storm water pipes at 3008 Bob White Drive and no through traffic will be permitted on Bob White Drive beginning today September 30th for approximately 3 weeks.  Anyone needing to access a Bob White Drive residence north of this closure should use the east entrance into Quail Run Subdivision (Quail Hollow Road) then turn back

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Rainy Season in Gainesville Keeps Sewer Lift Stations Busy

The seasonal rainfall has been at an all-time high in the City of Gainesville.  Last week, City workers needed to pump storm water out of the sewer system’s lift station.  Residents were informed by the City of the necessity for the late night work in order to keep their homes safe from a sewer backup.  The lift stations are in place to help pump wastewater from low to higher elevations.  Due to the heavy rains all spring and summer, the

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Bay Area Gears up for Possible Flooding

Tampa has had quite a rainy summer. This is the season, actually. The main concern now, is the chance that another flood could occur as the Bay Area prepares for Tropical Storm Erika. It has, just this week, been a potential, if not likely, threat to cause more damages to roads and homes. Earlier this month, the City had repairs to approximately 155 sewer system cave-ins, 30 destroyed sections of road, and 875 pothole repairs. This had emergency repair crews

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Sewer Project in Ft. Lauderdale Causes Delays

A long awaited sewer project is beginning this week in Eastern Ft. Lauderdale.  That’s good news!  Residents in the area, please be advised that the repairs to the sewer main will be on Bayview dr. between Northeast 27th and Northeast 28th.  Road closures are expected in these areas and detours will be available during this time.  Our estimated time frame for the pipeline renovations is approximately 2 weeks. Your patience during this time is appreciated. Perma-Liner Industries is here for

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