Tampa Way Water is considering a new wellfield in southern Hillsborough County to meet growing water needs and wants your feedback. You can learn about the project by watching a video at tampabaywater.org/shw, and then provide your input through a brief online survey.
The Tampa Bay region will need 10-20 million gallons of new water per day for 2028-2038 to meet the needs of its growing population. Tampa Bay Water is investigating several options to fulfill that need, including a new 7.5-million-gallon per day wellfield in south Hillsborough County using groundwater withdrawal credits from Hillsborough County’s South Hillsborough Aquifer Recharge Project, or SHARP.
Tampa Bay Water will hold a virtual public meeting on the potential wellfield Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021, at 6:30 p.m. to speak with residents live. The video gives you the opportunity to learn about the project and provide feedback at your leisure. For those wishing to attend the virtual meeting, pre-registration is required. To register, visit tampabaywater.org/shw.
Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors will consider public input, along with results from ongoing feasibility studies, when selecting the region's next water supply project by December 2022.