Water demand in south Hillsborough County continues to grow. The average 12-month demand in southern Hillsborough grew by 4 million gallons per day (mgd) to 56.3 mgd through June 2023.
In mid-June, Hillsborough County made improvements to its distribution system that increased the amount of water the county could take at its Central Hillsborough Water Treatment Plant by 2-4 mgd. Tampa Bay Water is able to send 19 mgd to the County’s central plant, but prior to these improvements, the County could accept only 10 mgd due to high pressure issues in its Brandon distribution system. With these system improvements, the plant has increased its intake to 12-14 mgd.
Other projects Tampa Bay Water has underway to deliver more water to Hillsborough include: