Reports and Documents | Tampa Bay Water
  • Tampa Bay Water is a special district of the State of Florida created by interlocal agreement among its six member governments. The agreement establishes the agency as the exclusive water supplier and its responsibility to plan, develop and deliver a high-quality drinking water supply.

  • Tampa Bay Water’s Master Water Supply Contract identifies its unequivocal obligation to meet member water needs. It requires that Tampa Bay Water’s members share the costs of developing and maintaining water supplies, share in environmental stewardship efforts, share voting rights, and pay the same wholesale rate.

  • Tampa Bay Water’s strategic plan provides a roadmap to fulfilling its mission of reliably providing clean, safe water to the region now and for future generations. First established in 2011, the strategic plan was updated in 2014, 2016 and 2019 to ensure the goals and objectives embrace the direction of the organization, while still aligning with the agency’s mission, vision and values.

  • A telephone and Internet survey of 1,200 randomly selected households in the Tampa Bay Water service area was conducted from March 18, 2015 to April 3, 2015. The objective of this research study was to explore public attitudes regarding the following issues:
    • Regional water supply issues
    • Tampa Bay Water
    • Water conservation
    • Tap water
    • Information sources for water issues

  • Florida Statues require special districts such as Tampa Bay Water to file public facilities reports with each local government in which the special districts are located, and post these reports to agency websites. The purpose of facilities reports is to provide local governments with information that is pertinent to developing and updating local governments’ comprehensive plans.

  • Chapter 120 of Florida Statutes, amendment enacted during 2015, requires Tampa Bay Water to file an annual regulatory plan. The regulatory plan identifies laws enacted or amended during the previous 12 months that affect the duties or authority of Tampa Bay Water, and identifies associated duties the agency must adopt to implement the law.

  • This 20-year plan is a framework for meeting the region’s future drinking water needs. The Long-term Master Water Plan identifies future water needs and potential water supply projects that could be designed and built to meet those needs for the region. The plan, which was instated in 1998, is updated every five years; each update must be approved by the agency’s board of directors.

  • Tampa Bay Water has been in the business of supplying water to the Tampa Bay region for more than 20 years. It’s an honor and privilege to serve the region with clean, high-quality water for drinking, playing and living. We are proud of the work we do and are excited to share the 2018 year-in-review with you!

Performance Audit and Management Study

Every five years, Tampa Bay Water’s performance is reviewed by an outside consulting firm. It’s one way that Tampa Bay Water’s board of directors helps ensure the regional water utility is efficient, effective and economical.

Unlike a financial audit, the performance audit looks at the activities performed by the agency and reviews the performance in comparison with organizations of similar size and type.

Each performance audit is conducted in accordance with Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards issued by the Comptroller General of the United States.

For more information on the availability of this report, please fill out a public records request.