Tampa Bay Water staff and consultants have been investigating the feasibility of three potential new water supply projects since January 2019. Work has progressed on the Surface Water Treatment Plant Expansion, Tampa Bay Seawater Desalination Plant Expansion and South Hillsborough Wellfield projects. New water supplies are needed in the 2028 timeframe to meet the region’s growing water needs.
All project feasibility studies will be completed by early 2022 after which staff will review the results and potential project configurations with the board through summer and fall 2020. The board is scheduled to select a new water supply project or projects in December 2022.
Yield: 10-15 million gallons per day by optimizing and expanding the existing facility or building a second surface water treatment plant at the C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir property.
Completed to date:
District co-funding: $275,000
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Yield: 10-15 million gallons per day by optimizing and expanding the existing facility
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Yield: up to 7.5 million gallons per day wellfield; requires groundwater credits via Hillsborough County’s South Hillsborough Aquifer Recharge Program
Read More about the South Hillsborough Wellfield Project