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City of Tampa unveils new conservation plan to protect water resources and fight rising sea levels

TAMPA — City of Tampa leaders are taking steps to preserve drinking water for years to come with Mayor Jane Castor's "One Water Plan" through her Resilient Tampa Roadmap.

As the Tampa Bay area deals with the impacts of climate change and rising sea levels, Castor said water security is one of the biggest challenges this area will face in the future.

"Water is going to be the most important resource worldwide in very short order," Castor said.

The One Water Plan lays out her administration's plan to ensure a sustainable water supply for future generations. It works by protecting water resources, developing stronger conservation measures that are easily enforced, and storing purified water for use during periods of drought.

Much of this initiative is already in motion, according to Castor.