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An Amazing and Unique Water Supply System

Tampa Bay Water’s system is a unique and complex water supply system that is reliable and sustainable.

It’s not only unique to Florida; it’s unlike any other water supply system in the nation because it blends river water, desalinated seawater and groundwater.

We manage our supply through a number of initiatives aimed at ensuring water quality, environmental sustainability, source reliability and adequate supplies for the future.

Tampa Bay Water meets the region's drinking water needs with a diverse, flexible supply network, state-of-the-art water quality monitoring, and careful protection of our natural environment. The region's water is blended from three different sources: groundwater, surface water and desalinated seawater. Tampa Bay Water is the only water utility in the United States to take advantage of these three sources of water combined.

Tampa Bay Water System ConfigurationClick to enlarge map.