Our Water Plant

In 1924, construction began on a state-of-the-art water treatment plan on the Hillsborough River near 30th Street
In 1924, construction began on a state-of-the-art water treatment plan on the Hillsborough River near 30th Street

Tampa's original water production plant was built in 1924. Today, those original structures remain the core of a modern, high-tech water production facility that ensures a safe, reliable drinking water supply for Tampa residents, visitors and businesses. In 2018, Tampa's Water Department was recognized by the Partnership for Safe Water with the "20-Year Directors Award," which recognizes utilities who practice ongoing treatment optimizations and stringent water quality monitoring.  Tampa is the only utility in Florida that has received that recognition.