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.
Master Water Supply Contract
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.
Public Opinion Survey
A statistically valid internet survey of 1,200 randomly selected households in the Tampa Bay Water service area was conducted from August 20, 2021, to September 3, 2021. The objective of this research study is to explore public attitudes regarding the following issues:
Special District Facilities Report
Tampa Bay Water is a special 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.
2022-2023 Regulatory Plan
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.
2018 Long-Term Master Water Plan
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.
2022 Year In Review
Tampa Bay Water was formed nearly 25 years ago to provide a reliable supply of clean, safe drinking water at an equitable rate while safeguarding our environment. We continue to deliver on that promise, which is more important than ever because our region is growing, because public health and safety depend on it and because our communities need it to thrive. We are honored to serve the Tampa Bay region and proud to present our accomplishments in this 2022 Year in Review.
Capital Improvement Program Fiscal Years 2023-2032
Tampa Bay Water’s Capital Improvements Program (CIP) is a comprehensive ten-year plan and portfolio of previously approved and new proposed capital projects. The CIP is updated annually as the scope, needs and timing for specific projects change. Tampa Bay Water’s Board of Directors annually accepts the CIP for implementation by agency staff.
Capital Improvement Program Fiscal Years 2022-2031
Water Quality Study Report December 2019
At the request of its member governments, Tampa Bay Water is performing a water quality study to evaluate existing local water quality requirements. The water quality parameters being examined are local parameters that are more stringent than federal and state standards. The study is evaluating various treatment technologies, system conditions and costs to further enhance the water quality in the regional water system. Additional studies are needed to confirm the results in this report.
2022 Water Quality Report
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection require that all water utilities provide their customers with a water quality report annually. This report contains details about your sources of drinking water, how it is treated, what it contains and how it compares to federal and state standards.
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.