Brandon Booster Station and new raw water line
Construction Projects Keep Water Flowing for Region
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More than 2.5 million residents in the Tampa Bay region depend on Tampa Bay Water to provide clean, safe water reliably and continuously. That means we’re always working to improve our supply system. Tampa Bay Water has seven capital projects under construction at various stages to keep water flowing.

  • Work was completed in January 2023 for the Repump Station raw water line valve repair that replaced an existing valve with a new 36-inch control valve. The new valve will help move water from the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir and the Alafia River to the Tampa Bay Regional Surface Water Treatment Plant.
  • The Cathodic Protection project will protect metal in pipelines from corrosion in two locations: the Tampa Bypass Canal transmission main and the Reservoir Off-stream Pump Station. This project will be complete by the end of April 2023.
  • The South Pasco Water Treatment Plant caustic feed system will improve the overall quality of the water coming from the plant to the regional system by enabling the plant to adjust the pH levels of the final treated water from the South Pasco Wellfield. This project is almost complete and scheduled to become operational in May 2023.
  • The Lake Bridge chemical piping replacement, scheduled to be complete in July 2023, replaces chemical piping, pumps and tanks and adds new injection points inside the Lake Bridge Water Treatment Plant which will improve the plant’s reliability and maintain the overall quality of the water going to the regional system.
  • The Brandon Booster Station is scheduled to be online by the end of 2023. Temporary pumps are already sending an additional 5 million gallons of water per day (mgd), and the permanent station will increase flow by up to another 2 mgd to Hillsborough County’s Lithia Water Treatment Plant when complete. This project is receiving up to $5.3 million in co-funding from the Southwest Florida Water Management District.
  • Cypress Bridge Wellfield improvements replaces infrastructure that has reached the end of its useful life and improves standby power, connectivity and electrical safety. Pumps and motors are being replaced at 10 well sites, and standby mobile generators are being replaced with permanently mounted generators at three well sites. The project is targeted to be complete by December 2023.
  • Eldridge-Wilde Wellfield improvements replaces pumps, motors and enclosures at 24 well sites and replaces existing overhead power lines with underground and overhead power lines. Anticipated to be completed in February 2024, this project is receiving up to $750,000 in state funds.

Total construction cost for these projects is $34.6 million.