Rates and Fees
Tampa's commitment to maintaining and upgrading its water system and infrastructure is important. Revenue from water rates allow the Tampa Water Department to:
Each billing unit is 100 cubic feet (748 gallons) of water. The price per unit is tied to set amounts of water in usage blocks, or tiers. The number and size of the usage blocks are based on the customer classification. Tampa has a tiered rate system to encourage water conservation.
Printable Residential Potable Water Schedule of Rates (PDF, 350 kB)
Printable Water Connection and Services Fees (PDF, 72 kB)
The Tampa Bay Water Pass - Through Charge was established to recover the additional costs associated with water purchased from Tampa Bay Water (TBW). Tampa Bay Water is a regional wholesale provider that sells water to local water providers. The City of Tampa purchases water from Tampa Bay Water during times when demand is high and our own resources can no longer meet customer demand. This surcharge was put into place to recover the difference between what is paid to Tampa Bay Water and what it costs Tampa to produce water at our own facilities.
The surcharge is passed on to our customers only during times when theTampa has had to buy water from Tampa Bay Water. A per unit cost is calculated from the total cost for all of the purchases from Tampa Bay Water during the previous 3-month period. The amount each customer pays is calculated by multiplying their individual usage times that per unit cost. The surcharge appears as a separate line item on the utility bill and, like the tier rates for water, the surcharge line item is subject to tax.
For more information on the surcharge contact a Call Center Representative at (813) 274-8811.
Information on other rates and fees: