Southern Hillsborough County is experiencing rapid development and population growth that is driving demand for additional drinking water. While Tampa Bay Water has no authority over municipal growth, it is mandated to provide water to meet the needs of its member governments.
Currently Tampa Bay Water has enough permitted water supply to meet the region’s needs through 2028. Delivering that water to fast-growing southern Hillsborough County is the impetus behind several of the utility’s projects.
Tampa Bay Water has recently completed three projects that will send more water to southern Hillsborough County. The utility has:
Tampa Bay Water also has several projects in construction to bring more water to southern Hillsborough County in the near term.
But projects to bring more water are just part of the equation. Tampa Bay Water has worked closely with Hillsborough County, Florida Friendly Landscaping agents and consultants to create and implement ways to save water.