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About Tampa Bay Water


Tampa Bay Water supplies wholesale drinking water to Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. We supply water to more than 2.3 million people through the governments we serve.

We are a non-profit, special district of the State of Florida created to plan, develop and deliver a high-quality drinking water supply, and we work to protect our water supply sources.

We are a true regional utility, funded through the sale of water to our member governments. Our members share the cost of developing new supplies, share in environmental stewardship, share voting rights equitably among the three counties and pay the same wholesale water rates.

Tampa Bay Water was created by interlocal agreement among our member governments. Our policies are established by a nine-member board of directors, with two elected commissioners from each member county and one elected representative from each member city.

It’s our mission to reliably provide clean, safe water to the Tampa Bay region now and for future generations.


Our vision is to:

  • Be a model for regional water supply in the nation;
  • Be a leader in innovation and best practices; and
  • Be a respected member of the Tampa Bay community.

Our responsibilities include:

  • Planning, developing, producing and delivering a high-quality drinking water supply.
  • Continuously meeting the wholesale drinking water needs of Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa (about 186 million gallons every day).
  • Advocating for the protection of the public’s water resources.