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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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For the first time in the Tampa Water Department's history, a construction team has been formed as a proactive approach to combat soaring construction costs. As the city works to complete critical infrastructure work, the new Engineering…
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Faced with an ongoing rain deficit, Tampa is kicking off “Water Conservation Month” with a community fair aimed at reducing customers’ water use. The Tampa Water Department’s water conservation and outreach team will host a water conservation…
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The Hillsborough River is going green ahead of next weekend’s Tampa’s Downtown River O’ Green event. Today, Friday, March 8, at 10:00 a.m., the Tampa Downtown Partnership, Grow Financial, and City of Tampa Water Department will test the dye that…
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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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As the Tampa Bay region continues to experience drier-than-normal weather conditions, the once-a-week watering restrictions have been extended. The Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) is extending the restrictions in place for…
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The City of Tampa’s Water Department is installing eight new 40-foot-long pumps and motors at the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Plant as part of its High Service Pump Station project. Once in service, these pumps will help deliver drinking water…
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As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) prepares to release its drinking water regulations on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), also known as "Forever Chemicals," the Tampa Water Department is exploring a pioneering approach that will…
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Mayor Recognizes Homeowners for their Water-Wise Landscape As the Tampa community prepares for stricter irrigation rules due to the regional water…
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Due to this year’s drought, the Southwest Florida Management Water District (SWFWMD) issued a Modified Phase 1 Water Shortage for Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. This order will limit Tampa Water Department customers to irrigating once a…
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The Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its disinfection process Monday, November 6 through Monday, November 27. This is routine maintenance that preserves the quality of our drinking water. Customers may experience a slight change in…
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The Tampa Water Department announced today that the 2019 Water Quality Report is now available online for their customers and other stakeholders to download and read. The report includes important information about how we are complying with federal…
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 With water usage in the City of Tampa continuing to rise and reach record levels, the Water Department is encouraging Tampa customers to participate in the "Imagine a Day Without Water" challenge.
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After an unusually dry rainy season and a significant rise in water usage, the City of Tampa Water Department is urging residents and businesses to use water wisely. Starting this month, water conservation staff will be hosting a series of free,…
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City Joins Effort to Clean our Coastline   Keeping our parks and coastlines trash-free not only benefits our local neighborhoods, but it also protects our main source of drinking water: the Hillsborough River. To preserve our natural resources,…
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Tampa Water Department Responds to Prolonged Period of Low Rainfall by Temporarily Purchasing Water from Wholesale Water Provider   For the second time this calendar year, the Tampa Water Department will be purchasing water from Tampa Bay Water (…
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Tampa Water Department Addresses Seasonal Drought by Temporarily Purchasing Water from Wholesale Water Provider The Tampa Water Department will purchase water from Tampa Bay Water (TBW) beginning April 20, 2023. Tampa Bay Water supplies wholesale…
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The City of Tampa Water Department is making a major step in sustaining the future quality and consistency of its drinking water. Starting today, the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility will begin using a new high-tech Chlorine Contact Basin.…
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The Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its disinfection process from Monday, June 12 through Monday, July 3, 2023, as part of its routine maintenance to preserve drinking water quality. Customers may experience a change in their drinking…
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This Earth Day, the public is invited to learn how to keep their landscapes healthy and thriving while saving a precious resource: our water! The Tampa Water Department Conservation team will be offering a series of mini workshops on Saturday,…
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The Water Department is launching a two-year pilot program that will test ultrasonic technology to reduce algae growth in a selected area of the Hillsborough River reservoir. The program will consist of two ultrasonic buoys. The buoys create an…
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Cuts Permit Review Time by Over 75 Percent to Keep Up with City's Growth As more businesses continue to open and expand in Tampa and more people move into the city, the Water Department is continuing to devote resources to keep up with the city's…
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Deadline is June 30 Award season is underway in your neighborhood! The Community Water Wise Awards program is now taking applications from residents and businesses with beautiful, water-efficient landscapes. The program is a collaborative effort…
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The Tampa Water Department is helping its customers keep a very important New Year’s resolution: saving water. The department is offering a series of workshops that focus on conserving water and in the process, lowering monthly water bills. There…
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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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As residents brace for what could be the coldest Christmas in decades, the Tampa Water Department is taking a proactive approach to make sure our service continues to run, uninterrupted through the holiday weekend.
 
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This year’s award winners are Tampa residents Tony Monk and Megan Etue. They created an inviting design with curb appeal and Florida-Friendly landscaping principles.
Download Video Cultivating a beautiful lawn takes a keen eye and know-how…
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The Tampa Water Department will be holding its first Job Expo on Saturday, October 22, 2022. The department is actively recruiting for a wide range of talent, from entry-level applicants to seasoned professionals and technical experts. The job fair…
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The Tampa Water Department is announcing the temporary switch to its water disinfection process to chlorine starting Monday, October 3 through Monday, October 24, 2022. This routine preventative measure had been previously delayed to accommodate…
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The Tampa Water Department called in a specialized dive team on Tuesday and Wednesday to remove two underwater valves, helping increase water flow and provide drinking water to the public. The valves are between and 3 and 4.5 feet wide. Crews needed…
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City employees (and family) volunteering to keep our coastline clean. What is Coastal Cleanup Day?  The international effort brings together volunteers from more than 150 countries to clean up trash littering our beaches and waterways.  Groups on…
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The Tampa Water Department will be purchasing water from Tampa Bay Water (TBW) for several weeks beginning on Monday, September 19, 2022.
 
Why this purchase is necessary:  To facilitate planned infrastructure…
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Tampa Water Department staff gave children at Temple Crest Park a chance to use their scientific skills to monitor the water in the Hillsborough River. 
Event information: The after-school demonstration was held ahead of World Water Monitoring…
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The Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its water disinfection process to chlorine between September 12-October 3, 2022.  What is happening: During this period, the department will use chlorine instead of chloramine (a…
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The Tampa Water Department will be purchasing water from Tampa Bay Water (TBW) for several weeks beginning on Monday, July 18, 2022.
 
Why this purchase is necessary:  To comply with the…
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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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BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK: Crews Will Remove and Repair Aging
Raw-Water Pump 
Key Part of Modernizing Water Department Infrastructure  The Tampa Water Department is providing a unique, behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to maintain…
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The SIX Pilot Project just concluded at Tippin Water Treatment Facility in Tampa and will be implemented on a large scale by 2027.The Tampa Water Department has just completed an innovative pilot project that when constructed on a full scale will …
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This afternoon a transmission main coming from the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility was hit by a third party performing work in the area. Parts of our system are currently experiencing lower pressure as a result. Tampa Water Department crews…
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The Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its water disinfection process to chlorine between March 14-April 4, 2022. What is happening: During this period, the department will use chlorine instead of chloramine (a mix of…
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Earlier this afternoon a transmission water main from the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility was hit by a third party performing work in the area. We have now isolated the water main and shut down the flow of water in the area. We are in the…
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Beginning at 9 a.m. today, the outside northbound and outside southbound lanes of North Nebraska Avenue will be closed between East Sligh Avenue and East Elm Street while the Tampa Water Department returns to complete a more permanent repair…
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 The Tampa Water Department has resumed its normal water disinfection process at the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility. The Water Department uses liquid oxygen to create ozone, a powerful disinfectant that is added to the water to destroy…
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The Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its water disinfection process to chlorine between September 7-28, 2021. During this period, the department will use chlorine instead of chloramine to disinfect the water distributed to all Water…
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Drinking Water Remains Safe to Drink Starting today, the Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its water disinfection process to chlorine due to a lack of liquid oxygen delivery to the David L. Tippin Water Treatment…
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The Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its water disinfection process to chlorine between September 7-28, 2021. During this period, the department will use chlorine instead of chloramine to disinfect the water distributed to all Water…
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Resilient Tampa, a roadmap towards a stronger and more equitable future, created despite the COVID-19 pandemic, builds upon the city’s assets and strengths to address the most urgent shocks and stresses facing Tampa.  Mayor Jane Castor and the City…
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City of Tampa Utilities is warning residents about a phone scam where imposters are telling customers they will have their water service shut off if they do not pay their bill immediately. Several utility customers have received threatening phone…
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The Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its water disinfection process to chlorine between March 8 and March 29, 2021. During this period, the department will use chlorine instead of chloramine to disinfect the water distributed to all…
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he Tampa Water Department recently completed an extensive valve assessment, repair and replacement project in the neighborhoods closest to Raymond James Stadium, including portions of Drew Park, MacFarlane Park, and Plaza Terrace. This project began…