Welcome to the 2014 Tampa Bay Water Year in Review…

Our health, economy and way of life all depend on clean, safe drinking water, and Tampa Bay Water fills that need for more than 2.3 million people and businesses in the region.

We recognize the importance of our mission — that is why in 2014 we continued to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the work we do and plan for the future of our water supply, through:

  • Implementing an asset management program to improve the resiliency of our infrastructure, systems and employees;
  • Continuing to improve energy efficiency at our water supply facilities;
  • Bringing the regional reservoir back online, making our supply system more reliable, flexible and drought resistant;
  • Collaborating on research and modeling projects dedicated to improving system reliability, water quality and communications; and
  • Continuing public outreach and education efforts to protect and conserve our drinking water.

Thanks to the strong leadership and vision of our board of directors, and the dedication and hard work of Tampa Bay Water staff, we are proud to say that there are many more achievements to follow in this year in review.

Matt Jordan
General Manager

Delivery & Distribution

Tampa Bay Water’s water supply system is unique and complex — unlike any other water supply system in the nation because it blends river water, desalinated seawater and groundwater.

In 2014, Tampa Bay Water delivered an average of 157 million gallons per day to our six member governments.

2014 Source Water Distribution

      Groundwater         Desalinated Water         Surface Water

Member Annual Average Deliveries
in million gallons per day (mgd)

City of Tampa: 0 MGD
City of New Port Richey:   2.87 MGD
Pasco County:                      24.53 MGD
City of St. Petersburg:                         27.7 MGD
Pinellas County:                                                  50.94 MGD
Hillsborough County:                                                   50.98 MGD

2014 Board of Directors

Tampa Bay Water is a wholesale drinking water supplier that serves Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa. We supply water to more than 2.3 million people through the governments we serve.

We are a non-profit, special district of the State of Florida created to plan, develop and deliver a high-quality drinking water supply, and we work to protect our water supply sources.

Our board of directors is comprised of two elected officials from each member county and one elected official from each member city. Tampa Bay Water is often cited as a model of regional cooperation, thanks to the spirit of regionalism that created the utility, as well as the continuous regional efforts of our board of directors.

Back row from left
John Morroni - Commissioner, Pinellas County
Rob Marlowe - Mayor, City of New Port Richey
Charlie Miranda - Councilman, City of Tampa

Left and right
Sandra L. Murman - Commissioner, Hillsborough County
Kathryn Starkey - Commissioner, Pasco County

Susan Latvala - Commissioner, Pinellas County – Chairman
Ted Schrader - Commissioner, Pasco County – Vice Chairman

Not shown in photo
Karl Nurse - Councilman, City of St. Petersburg
Ken Hagan - Commissioner, Hillsborough County

Hillsborough CountyPasco CountyPinellas CountyCity of New Port RicheyCity of St. PetersburgCity of Tampa

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