About the Wastewater Department
Department personnel collect, treat, and dispose of more than 55 million gallons of wastewater per day from over 100,000 customers in Tampa and its immediate suburbs. To accomplish this task, the department operates and maintains an infrastructure consisting of over 1,800 miles of pipelines, 225 pumping stations, and an advanced wastewater treatment plant with a permitted capacity of 96 million gallons per day. The replacement cost of the total system is over $3.3 billion.
Sanitary treatment requires the
careful removal of pollutants and pathogens from wastewater in a
manner consistent with Federal, state, and local regulations so that
the end product can be returned to the environment for natural
recycling and, where available, may also be used as reclaimed water.
MissionOur mission is to provide outstanding wastewater services to our customers while protecting public health and the environment.
VisionWe will become a world-class utility while protecting the environment. We will operate in a cost-effective manner and continually improve our work practices and ourselves. Our vision will be achieved through:
GoalsThe Department's goal is to provide complete and cost-effective service and to respond rapidly to expanding service requirements.
The Wastewater Department has three primary divisions:
Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant