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February 3, 2016

College Students Visit District

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About 20 Eckerd College students recently got an up-close look at one of the structures that helps protect the Tampa area from flooding.

January 26, 2016

First Community Welcome Center Certified Florida Water Star℠

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Starkey Ranch in Pasco County is home to the state’s first community welcome center to be certified Florida Water Star℠. The welcome center is a visitor’s first stop to get information on the new 2,400-acre master-planned community. Being certified Florida Water Star℠ means it features a water-efficient landscape, irrigation, appliances and plumbing fixtures.

January 19, 2016

District Upgrading Vertical Datum

The District is nearing completion of its effort to upgrade the datum, or starting point, used to record water level elevation. The upgrade will improve accuracy of water elevation, which is measured in feet above the mean sea level.

January 14, 2016

Rainfall Trend Could Continue in 2016

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Many residents in the District experienced a wetter-than-average 2015 and more could be on the way for 2016. Most counties saw annual rainfall totals above historical averages, although only Pinellas and Hillsborough received above normal amounts. Pinellas, with nearly 60 inches last year, received the most rain among the District’s county averages.

January 8, 2016

District Certifies More Than 1,000 Properties

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Pinellas Heights Senior Apartments contains the 1,000th property certified Florida Water Star℠ by the District. The 153-unit senior living community in Largo pushes the exact count to 1,048 certifications and is the first Florida Water Star community in Pinellas County. That means the entire complex met the requirements of the certification program by installing water-efficient fixtures, appliances and landscaping.

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