C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir
The 15.5-billion gallon C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir makes the region’s water supply more drought resistant, reliable and flexible. Surface water from the Tampa Bypass Canal, Hillsborough and Alafia rivers is stored in the reservoir during wet times. During dry times, when river is unavailable, water stored in the reservoir is withdrawn, treated and blended with other supplies to serve the region.
The reservoir began operating in 2005, but had to be taken off line in 2012 for renovation due to abnormal cracks in the facility’s erosion-control layer. The renovated facility resumed operations in August 2014.