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Tampa Bay Water wants your view on the future of water

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Tampa Bay Water, which supplies water to Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco counties and the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa, is seeking input from the Tampa Bay community on seven future water project concepts. Every five years, the agency updates its Long-Term Master Water Plan. This 20-year plan identifies potential water supply projects that could be designed and built to meet future drinking water needs. Tampa Bay Water is currently updating the 2013 Long-Term Master Water Plan.

Seven project concepts were identified by Tampa Bay Water staff and approved by the agency's board of directors for further study as part of the previous Long-Term Master Water Plan update in 2008. During this planning cycle, no new projects will be needed due to decreased demands in our region. These project concepts have been carried forward into the current Long-Term Master Water Plan update. Over the next 5 years, the seven project concepts will be analyzed further to determine if they are feasible for construction and operation when new water supplies are needed.

All civic and community organizations, homeowner associations and citizens are invited to submit their thoughts though an online survey that only takes 5 minutes to complete.