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Establishing Water Service

Is your proposed project site within the City of Tampa Water Department Service Area?

NO: If your address is not located within our service area, the City of Tampa Water Department cannot provide you with water service. Please contact either Hillsborough County, Temple Terrace, Pluris East Lake, Pluris Pebble Creek, or Pasco County to obtain water service.

YES: Select one of the categories below for water service application and related information:

Water Service Commitment Process Flow Charts:
Major Water Department Fees Associated with a Development Project:
Helpful Documents:

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Single Family Residential

Please complete an application and include the $50 application fee for each residence to be served. If this application is for an irrigation meter, please indicate on your Application for Commitment.

  • A separate application is required for each residence.
  • Please include a $50 application fee for each application.
  • Only one (1) domestic water meter is permitted for each premise or legal description.

Applications for water service:

Mail completed applications to:

Development Services Center

1400 N. Boulevard1400 N. Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33607

Or

Tampa Water Department

306 East Jackson Street, 5E 306 East Jackson Street

Tampa, FL 33602

 

Multi-family and/or Non-Residential/Subdivison Development
  • A separate application fee is required for each individual application.
  • An application is required for each domestic meter being requested.
  • No more than one (1) domestic meter can be installed for each premise or legal description.

Application for water service:

Please attach the relevant Application Fee:

Peak or domestic flow of 50 gpm or less, no fireline

$50

Peak domestic flow greater than 50 gpm, fire main, fire hydrant or infrastructure

$70

Please attach the following information to your application (if applicable):

  • Statement of your intentions for installation if a larger water service (Developer or City installed).
  • Address verification if proposed structure, (call 274-8405).
  • A detailed site plan for the development indicating the location of the property, the location and size of the building(s), site roadways, outside piping, project frontage on public right-of-way, and proposed new utility piping by others in this area.
  • A copy of your final plat, if subdivision is outside City limits or there is no clear public right of way.
  • Plumbing plans
  • Boundary Survey
  • Landscaping and Storm Drainage Plans
  • Documentation for any special water uses.
  • Proof of ownership of property, if not verifiable with County Property Appraiser's Office (preferably a deed).
  • Signed authorization form from the owner of the property granting your company the right to sign the application.
  • If property is within shared development with master metered water services (e.g., strip retail center), please provide both existing and proposed water demands (via the Water Customer Data Sheet and current City of Tampa Water Department account information).
  • Benchmark elevation and final grade elevation or statement of no grade changes.
  • Anticipated water consumption in gallons per day.
  • If your project falls within either the Downtown and South Tampa or Northeast Contribution in Aid of Construction Areas, you must complete the ERC Calculation Spreadsheet included in the application package.

Submit your application and attachments to:

Tampa Water Department

306 East Jackson St. 5E306 East Jackson Street

Tampa, FL 33602

Fax: (813) 274-7435

Please allow approximately 2 weeks for a response.

NOTE: Please be advised that the review process for applications is generally time critical for all applicants. Your patience is appreciated as your application is reviewed and processed in the order in which it was received. The completeness and integrity of submitted documentation is helpful in ensuring an efficient commitment process. Providing an email address on your application may decrease time utilized for communication purposes.

Should you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Tampa Water Department: Phone: (813) 274-8121; Fax: (813) 274-7435

(page last reviewed: 11/22/13)