Water Department Fast Facts

Our Customers

  • Single Family Residential Accounts = ~117,000 
  • Multi-Family Residential Accounts = ~2,000  
  • Non-Residential Accounts = ~14,000 
  • Service Population = ~600,000 

Our Production Process

  • The David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility has the capacity to produce up to 120 million gallons of drinking water daily.
  • Average daily demand is 77 million gallons a day.
  • About 20 percent of daily demand is used for irrigation, about 35% goes to household use, about 35% is used commercially and the balance is used for health and safety purposes (fire suppression).
  • When "excess" water is available, up to 1 billion gallons is stored in our Aquifer Storage and Recovery System for later use.
  • More than 10,000 samples are analyzed annually during the production process to ensure the delivery of water water that meets or exceeds federal and state standards.
  • At the end of the treatment process, organic by-products removed from our raw water are dewatered and returned for processing to maximize our available water sources.
  • Our Residuals Processing Facility recycles dry organic by-products for other beneficial uses.

Our Service Area

  • We deliver high-quality drinking water across an approximate 211-square-mile area that includes some portions of unincorporated Hillsborough County.
  • Our distribution system has more than 2,230 miles of water mains that range in size from 2 to 54 inches in diameter and about 40,000 valves.
  • We service and maintain more than 13,700 fire hydrants annually.