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Tampa and the American Alligator: A Sewer Story

If you reside in Florida, you have seen an alligator. They are a natural part of existence due to an ever-growing population and over 1,000 miles of coastline and numerous marshes and rivers. Official data suggests that there may be more than 1.25 million alligators in Florida’s waters. The easiest way to see a gator is to go to one of the many zoos and alligator farms, but if you want to see these impressive reptiles in the wild, there

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Tampa is on a Mission to Remodel, Reuse, and Reinvent Water Resources

A key part of solving the city’s sewage crisis lies within. That is: within the underground world of interconnected pipelines. For over two decades, Florida has been recognized as a national frontrunner in water reuse, with domestic wastewater facilities increasing their reuse capacity exponentially. Currently, approximately 738 million gallons per day of reclaimed water is being distributed statewide for optimal purposes. Reclaimed water from public access reuse systems is used to irrigate approximately 362,000 residences, 530 golf courses, 1,000 parks

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The Tampa Bay Area and the Terrible Two: Hermine and Matthew

The Tampa bay Area has been hit hard by the recent torrential rains, tropical storms, and hurricanes that have led to some disastrous flooding issues. When Hurricane Hermine pummeled its way into Florida’s Gulf Coast, it arrived coupled with the-all-too familiar concern of heavy rain, the wind, and destruction.  An overloaded system sent the city’s sewer into panic mode, once again flooding St. Petersburg’s water pipes and treatment tanks. Florida’s recent tropical storms and hurricanes have made their entrance with

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Full Steam Ahead! Check Out Perma-Liner Industries 2016 Events Line Up!!

Undoubtedly, you are still enjoying the many highlights that this time of year brings, but as the glory days of summer begin to wane, no worries! We’ve got some exciting events scheduled for you and they’re coming up right around the corner. Mark your calendars for these informative trade shows that you won’t want to miss! First up, Perma-Liner Industries is pleased to announce we’ll be in Milwaukee on September 12-13th for the WEQ Fair. This is the place to

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Sinkhole in Pinellas County Displaces Residents

The most significant aspects of Pinellas County’s geology, apart from its coastal beaches, are the water holding capacity of the limestone formations, the propensity of limestone to collapse and form sinkholes. Earlier this month, residents of Tarpon Springs experienced this phenomenon when a sinkhole caused at least seven nearby homes to evacuate. The sinkhole was estimated at 100 feet wide and 50 feet deep. The sinkhole also caused damage to a 30 inch sewer main which workers are in the

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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’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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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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