2022 Accomplishments/ 2023 Outlook
Tampa Bay Water Reviews 2022 Accomplishments and Looks Forward to 2023

At Tampa Bay Water’s January 2023 board meeting, General Manager Chuck Carden reviewed the utility’s 2022 accomplishments and gave a preview of 2023.

In addition to delivering high-quality water without interruption to member governments and maintaining an affordable water rate for the region at $2.5781 per 1,000 gallons, other notable 2022 accomplishments include:

  • Installing and bringing online temporary pumps at the Brandon Booster Station site, sending additional water to southern Hillsborough County,
  • Selecting the pipeline route for the South Hillsborough Pipeline (Segment A – September 2022; Segment B – January 2023),
  • Receiving new laboratory certifications for PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) testing
  • Securing $122.1 million in bond funding for the agency’s Capital Improvement projects and extending the life of the agency through 2052,
  • Completing initial sea level rise analysis to evaluate potential impacts to supply sources and infrastructure, and
  • Completing source water protection action plans for the Alafia River and Tampa Bypass Canal watersheds.

Learn about all of last year’s accomplishments in the 2022 Year in Review.

The utility has an ambitious agenda for 2023, including:

  • Submitting a water use permit application for the South Hillsborough Wellfield test well,
  • Completing the Regional Water Quality study and presenting recommendations for board approval,
  • Implementing a new water supply infrastructure planning tool,
  • Completing and starting up the permanent Brandon Booster Station,
  • Beginning coordinated water quality sampling for the Fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5), and
  • Completing the 2023 Long-term Master Water Plan update to present for board approval.