South Pasco Water Treatment Plant Project Will Improve Water Quality
At its July 19 meeting, the Tampa Bay Water Board of Directors approved the South Pasco Water Treatment Plant Water Improvements Project, which will improve the quality of the water coming from the plant to the regional system.
The project involves changing the chemical infrastructure of the plant and adding chemical storage, feed pumps and injectors to the plant. These improvements will raise the pH of the final treated water to a level similar to the pH level of the regional system, improving overall water quality. Additionally, this project will address safety and stormwater maintenance at the project site.
The south Pasco plant supplies up to 30 million gallons of water per day to Hillsborough County and City of St. Petersburg. These improvements were recommended in a 2019 Water Quality Study. This project is scheduled to be completed by summer 2022.