April 2010 Tampa Water Department News


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Florida Appliance Rebates
 
ENERGY STAR logoThe State of Florida will implement a mail-in rebate program to help residents replace older, inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances. 

The program is scheduled for April 16-25, 2010. The program is timed to coincide with Florida’s Earth Day Activities. 

Eligible products include: 
Refrigerators
Freezers
Clothes Washers*
Dishwashers*
Room Air Conditioners
Gas Tankless Water Heaters
*Water saving, too.

Florida will offer residents a 20% rebate off the price of a new ENERGY STAR qualified appliance. Consumers may also receive an additional rebate with proof of having recycled the old appliance.
 
Visit the Florida Energy & Climate Commission website for guidelines and specific details on the rebate program.
 
Do You Know Your Day?
 
On March 14, watering days for locations inside Tampa City limits changed. The following once-a-week schedule continues to be in effect for all water sources, except reclaimed water:
 
  • Addresses ending in 0 or 1 - Monday
  • Addresses ending in 2 or 3 - Tuesday
  • Addresses ending in 4 or 5 - Wednesday
  • Addresses ending in 6 or 7 - Thursday
  • Addresses ending in 8 or 9, or no address - Friday
Permitted Hours: Once between 12:01 a.m. and 8 a.m.
OR 6 p.m. and 11:59 p.m. on designated day.
 
Regional water supply conditions are reviewed monthly by the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Changes by the District to irrigation rules will determine if you can irrigate once or twice per week. Ongoing changes in local and regional water supply conditions result in changes in water use restrictions.
 
Other water use restrictions inside Tampa City limits include different days and times for low volume
irrigation/hand watering, permitted irrigation hours for properties larger than two acres, irrigation allowances for new plant materials, vehicle washing, pressure washing, and aesthetic/recreational uses of water. Visit www.TampaGov.net/WaterRestrictions or call (813) 274-8032 for more information on all the water use restrictions currently in effect.
April Is Water Conservation MonthWater saving piggy bank
 
April 2010 has been designated Water Conservation Month by Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio and the Tampa City Council. Together with the State of Florida and the Water Management Districts, Tampa is working to increase awareness about the importance of water conservation. Water is a basic essential need and a precious natural resource. April, typically a dry month when water demands are the most acute, is a time to emphasize the need for using water efficiently and taking control of your water consumption.
 
As the City of Tampa depends almost entirely on the Hillsborough River for its water needs, seasonal changes in rainfall can significantly impact the amount of water available. The Tampa Water Department calls on every business and all residents to work together to make long-term changes that increase water use efficiency in our community.
 
To help customers reduce water consumption, the Tampa Water Department offers water conservation tools and information - including toilet leak detection tablets, low-flow plumbing fixtures and rain sensors. Please visit us online at www.TampaGov.net/SaveWater or contact us at (813) 274-8121 to see how we can work together to conserve our water resources.
 
 
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