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orida drought in Tampa Bay: What you need to know - It has come to this: Lawn sprinklers are banned in Tampa. As the Florida drought continues draining the Tampa Bay water supply, Tampa Bay homeowners and local officials increasingly are turning to water conservation, even banning lawn sprinklers. Visit this special tampabay.com page often for the latest news on the drought, a hot topic these days. People are asking: How much water does a golf course use? What about the Tampa Bay Water desalination plant? What about xeriscaping, drought-tolerant plants? When is my watering day? What is average water usage? What about reclaimed water? When will the Tampa Bay water supply recover?

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