Meeting the Needs of Fast-growing South-Central Hillsborough
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hillsborough County is one of the top 10 fastest growing counties in the country based on population growth from July 2015 to July 2016. An influx of residents means increased water needs, and Hillsborough County’s demand projections for its south-central service area show a faster rate of growth than previously projected.
To ensure supply keeps pace with demand, Tampa Bay Water is working closely with the County to update demand projections and explore options to expand delivery capacity.
The south-central Hillsborough service area is currently served by three points of connection, but there are some limitations in the existing infrastructure. To accommodate Hillsborough’s growing demand, Tampa Bay Water will explore the following delivery options:
- The County expanding its distribution system
- Tampa Bay Water installing pumps or parallel piping to expand the regional system
- Adding a new point of connection from the regional system
Tampa Bay Water will recommend a delivery option or options for Board consideration in the coming months.
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