Water Quality

Water Quality Report

"... the water you receive [from the City of Tampa] is safe, clean and offers premium quality at an affordable price."  -- Chuck Weber, Tampa Water Department Director

To read the director's full comments about Tampa's water quality and review our current water quality data, access the full version of our current water quality report -- available in English or in Spanish.

Current Water Quality Report           En español             

The Tampa Water Department Water Quality Report is an annual requirement of the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996. This comprehensive report contains important water quality data and information collected during the calendar year. The Water Department tests for hundreds of compounds in both raw (untreated) water and finished (treated) water throughout the year. In every case, all compounds detected in Tampa's finished water were below allowed levels of the state and federal drinking water quality standards. The report also addresses some of the more frequently asked questions regarding water quality and provides important telephone numbers for additional information about water quality and water awareness programs. Water quality continues to be a primary concern of consumers across the nation and the purpose of this report is to give our customers as much information as possible about the quality of Tampa's drinking water. 

Every Tampa Water Department account holder received a copy of the 2015 report with their May 2016 utility bill. Customers who do not receive utility bills or those who wish additional copies can request a printed copy of the most recent report be mailed to you by calling (813) 274-5657. Customers are urged to read the report to learn more about Tampa's drinking water. Below are the most recent Water Quality Reports in PDF format.

Prior Water Quality Reports by Calendar Year:

2011  - English |  En español      2012  - English |  En español         

2013  - English |  En español      2014  - English |  En español 

Drinking Water pH

The pH value is an measure of measuring the corrosiveness of drinking water. The City of Tampa maintains drinking water pH values between 7.5 and 8.5 to minimize the corrosion of our customers' water pipes.

When the pH value is below 7.0, water tends to be corrosive and can damage metal pipes carrying the water. When pH is between 7.0 and 8.5, water is much less corrosive. See updated hardness and pH values on our water metrics page. Specific questions about the pH value of Tampa's drinking water may be referred to Tampa Water Quality Assurance Officer or Water Quality Laboratory Supervisor at (813) 231- 5253 or (813) 231-5233.