Tampa Florida Faces a Water Crisis of It’s Own

February 15, 2023 12:00 pm
Michael Derewenko

Irrigation Solutions Manager

Cities in Florida have been mandated to eliminate all surface wastewater storage by the year 2032. Tampa, for example, currently produces 50 million gallons of reclaimed water a day. And it’s wastewater that’s all being dumped into the beautiful Hillsborough Bay, which is not an ideal means of disposal.

In the JAIN Irrigation Training Series episode Florida-based irrigation specialist Michael Derewenko will provide background and details on this water infrastructure challenge Tampa is facing, along with the recommendations for solutions that have been proposed by industry leading experts.

During this session, you will learn the following:

  • What is PURE?
  • Reviewing sustainable river flows
  • Toilet to Tap
  • Eliminating discharges into Hillsborough Bay

Beyond Tampa, this will soon be a common municipal water management issue for cities and their populations throughout the South, as well as across the entire U.S.

Michael Derewenko
Michael Derewenko

Marketing Manager, JAIN IRRIGGATION INC.

Hailing from Central Florida Michael Derewenko has been in the irrigation industry since age 15. Beginning his career working for his father’s large commercial landscape company Michael quickly learned the importance of irrigating landscapes efficiently and effectively. With a strong background in pumps, two-wire systems and irrigation design, there is not much in irrigation that Michael hasn’t encountered. Now operating in Southern California as a Territory Sales Manager with Jain Irrigation, Michael is applying his vast knowledge of conservation-based products and experience in product development to a region that is in dire need of water resource management.

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