Brandon Booster Station

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Population growth in south-central Hillsborough County is creating a need for more drinking water. Forecasts show that south-central Hillsborough County will need additional water by the end of 2024.

Tampa Bay Water’s new Brandon Booster Station will serve Hillsborough County’s growing water needs by sending an additional 5-7 million gallons of water per day to Hillsborough County’s Lithia Water Treatment Plant.

A map of Tampa Bay Water’s infrastructure featuring Brandon Urban Dispursed Wells, near the new Brandon Booster Station construction location.

Map of Brandon Urban Disbursed Wells

Project Overview

The Brandon Booster Station Project includes designing, permitting and building a booster station and connecting pipelines to supply additional water to Hillsborough County’s Lithia Water Treatment Plant. The unmanned station will be an approximately 5,000-square-foot building that will house multiple pumps, an electrical room, control room, storage room and restroom. Two new 36-inch diameter pipelines will be built to connect the booster station to an existing transmission main that runs along Durant Road. Tampa Bay Water purchased property in the Brandon area of south-central Hillsborough County for the new booster station. This location is ideally situated to provide the most benefit to enhance water flows to Hillsborough County’s south-central system. The property size allows for the appropriate setbacks to ensure the facility operates discreetly to protect nearby residents’ quality of life.

Project Details

Tampa Bay Water is committed to being the best neighbor possible. The Brandon Booster Station will be designed to operate in a quiet, discreet manner without affecting nearby residents:

  • Energy-friendly security lighting will not shine into the adjoining residential properties
  • Security surveillance will be monitored 24 hours a day
  • Once operational, the facility will comply with Hillsborough County ordinances for lighting and noise.

The Brandon Booster Station will be landscaped with Florida-friendly trees and plants. This will reduce costs associated with maintaining the landscape, beautify the area and provide buffer for neighboring properties.

Cost

The design budget for the Brandon Booster Station Project is approximately $1.8 million. Construction is estimated to cost approximately $10 million, a portion of which may be co-funded by the Southwest Florida Water Management District.

Public Outreach

Tampa Bay Water is committed to open, transparent communications with residents. Once preliminary designs are available, we will seek resident input that will be considered in the final design.

For More Information

We will post progress updates on this web page, so check back periodically. We will also send residents direct mail at key points during the design phase. If you’d like to opt in to receive notices, please email or call Brandon Moore at bmoore@tampabaywater.org ot (813) 996-7009.