Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Approved
At its June meeting, Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors approved the agency’s fiscal year 2020 budget with no uniform rate increase. The 2020 budget maintains a wholesale drinking water rate of $2.56 per 1,000 gallons for the ninth consecutive year.
Tampa Bay Water is projecting next year’s demand to be 180.8 million gallons per day (mgd) annual average, about a 2 mgd increase over 2018. To meet this projected delivery, Tampa Bay Water is planning on the following source allocation:
- 82.8 mgd of groundwater from the Consolidated Wellfields
- 27.0 mgd of groundwater from other wellfields
- 62.0 mgd of surface water
- 9 mgd of desalinated seawater
The agency’s total budget is approximately $184 million, which is funded through the sale of water to our member governments. The fiscal year 2020 budget includes approximately $19.7 million to fund capital improvement projects that are on-going or will start in fiscal year 2020. Capital Improvement Program funding is forecasted through fiscal year 2029.