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Tampa's Reclaimed Water Quality Report

12 month rolling average reclaimed water concentrations from 1/1/2013 to 12/31/2013


Parameter Average Units
Ammonia as N 0.08 mg/L
Chloride 207 mg/L
Copper-Total 0.004 mg/L
Hardness-Total, as CaCO3 315 mg/L
Iron-Total 0.038 mg/L
Kjeldahl Nitrogen-Total as N 1.10 mg/L
Nitrate-nitrite as N 1.41 mg/L
Phosphorus-Total 2.25 mg/L
Potassium-Total 14.9 mg/L
Residue-nonfilterable (TSS)* 0.4 mg/L
Sodium-Total 290 mg/L
Specific conductance 1830 µmho/cm
Sulfate as SO4 426 mg/L
Total Dissolved Solids 1155 mg/L
Turbidity* 0.41 NTU
Dissolved Oxygen 7.50 mg/L
pH 7.02 pH units

*Residue-nonfilterable (TSS) and Turbidity are prior to disinfection.


CaCO3 - Calcium carbonate

mho - A unit of conductance.  The conductance of a conductor in mhos is the reciprocal of its resistance in ohms. 

micromhos per centimeter (µmho/cm) -  1/1,000,000 mhos per centimeter. 

Milligrams per liter (mg/L) - means the quantity of material present in the water expressed on the basis of the weight (milligrams) per unit volume of solution (liter).

N - elemental Nitrogen

NTU (Nephelometric Turbity Unit) - Measure of the clarity of the water.

P - inorganic Phosphorus

pH Units - The acidity or alkalinity of the water expressed as negative common logarithm of the hydrogen-ion activity in moles per liter (< 7.0 acidic; > 7.0 alkaline).

(page last reviewed: 1/22/14)