Water Flowing Into Reservoir

Published on Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Water Flowing Into Reservoir

Tampa Bay Water is once again storing water in the region’s water savings account, the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir. Since July 25, 2014, an average of 129 million gallons of water has flowed into the reservoir daily and approximately 5 billion gallons has been banked.

The reservoir has been undergoing a renovation since 2012 and is nearly complete. The renovation was done from the bottom up, so refilling could begin while construction around the top of the facility was finished. Tampa Bay Water has been authorized to fill the facility to about half of its 15.5-billion gallon capacity. Once construction is completed, which is scheduled for the end of 2014, Tampa Bay Water will be able to fill the reservoir to capacity.

When full, the reservoir holds enough water to fill Raymond James Stadium more than 33 times. Water that is stored during wet times is used during dry times. Reservoir water is treated at the Tampa Bay Regional Surface Water Treatment Plant, blended with other treated supplies like groundwater and desalinated seawater, and then distributed to local governments for use by their customers.

For more information on the reservoir renovation or the project team, click here.

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