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TAMPA, Fla. (April 30, 2024) --  One hundred and seventy-five years after Tampa's incorporation, the city is undergoing the biggest infrastructure overhaul in its history. From massive stormwater improvement…
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In its latest effort to update the vital infrastructure that keeps Tampa healthy and safe, the Department of Wastewater is proud to announce the completion of a new facility at the City’s treatment plant that will save money and improve efficiency.…
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The City of Tampa is taking an important step to maintain its world-class tree canopy while making important infrastructure improvements to the community. The City is expanding the Neighborhoods Design-Build Project to include a pilot program that…
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Tampa to Have One of the Longest Wastewater Pipelines in the Country  After four years of construction, a new wastewater pipeline will soon become the third longest of its kind in North America. The…
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The City of Tampa's Wastewater Department is set to invest $21 million into expansive upgrades that will improve the reliability and sustainability of its infrastructure. The Tampa City Council approved the funding that will go toward replacing…
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Smoke Testing in Neighborhoods Helps Identify Wastewater Pipe Problems. As part of Tampa's continued efforts to improve and update its wastewater infrastructure, crews will be conducting smoke testing in neighborhoods to identify defects within…
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Imagine an underground highway for wastewater: that’s what the Harbour Island Force Main is. This vital pipeline was installed on Harbour Island in 1951, moving more than 15 million gallons of wastewater daily from the Hillsborough River Corridor to…
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Helping future scientists: Tampa Wastewater Department donates lab glassware to Hillsborough and Pinellas County Schools    As the new school year begins, the City of Tampa Wastewater Department is donating thousands of dollars' worth of science…
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As part of Tampa’s ambitious drive to strengthen Tampa’s resiliency and upgrade critical infrastructure, the city’s Wastewater Department is overhauling several pumping stations, its collection system of sewer mainlines and pipes, and beginning the…
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Tampa Water Department crews and contractors are busy working to fix citywide damage triggered by the late December cold snap.  

Between December 26, 2022, and December 30, 2022, the Tampa Water Department conducted nearly 100 pipe…
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The City of Tampa is taking the next step in strengthening wastewater infrastructure with a large-scale project to inspect, clean, and rehabilitate wastewater pipes in East Tampa and West Tampa.  Crews are utilizing a technique called pipe lining,…
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The City of Tampa Wastewater Department has now invested in 64 portable generators, a critical step in strengthening and improving the City’s infrastructure and response time during hurricane season.  
On Monday, media crews are invited to…
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Effective July 1, New Law Prohibits Use of  "pump and return" by Grease Haulers  Florida’s food service businesses are now facing stronger regulations regarding grease disposal, in an effort to prevent clogs, blockages and…
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Artist Rendering of the new underground Bayshore Boulevard Pump Station, located at 3300 Bayshore Blvd, directly across from Monte Carlo Towers.

(05/03/2022): Public Meeting to discuss Bayshore Boulevard Pumping Station…
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Foundation for Tampa's Neighborhoods will drastically reduce the likelihood of water main breaks and wastewater cave ins. 
WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Brad Baird, Deputy Administrator of Infrastructure
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In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and market uncertainty, the City of Tampa demonstrated exceptional financial management by securing the largest bond sale in Florida at the time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the largest water…
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The City of Tampa utility departments—consisting of Solid Waste, Wastewater, and the Water Departments—fully appreciate the role we play in ensuring the continued public health of our customers. Ensuring the safety of our customers and employees is…
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The City of Tampa Utilities section will resume normal collections activity on November 1, 2020. Normal collections activity had been suspended prior to COVID-19 due to a recent Customer Information System conversion. That suspension was extended…
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The City of Tampa Wastewater Department is seeking public comment on a proposed application for a CDBG-MIT General Infrastructure Program Grant for the rehabilitation of nine (9) areas within the wastewater collection system. The work will include…