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Updated: 09/22/2022 - 12:56 pm
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…
Updated: 09/17/2022 - 03:41 pm
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…
Updated: 09/16/2022 - 08:56 am
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…
Updated: 09/15/2022 - 06:30 pm
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…
Updated: 09/07/2022 - 08:52 am
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…
Updated: 07/15/2022 - 12:19 pm
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…
Updated: 06/16/2022 - 03:09 pm
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
DATE:…
Updated: 06/14/2022 - 02:50 pm
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…
Updated: 05/26/2022 - 09:16 am
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 …
Updated: 03/10/2022 - 03:24 pm
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…
Updated: 03/08/2022 - 10:41 am
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…
Updated: 11/16/2021 - 07:38 am
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…
Updated: 11/16/2021 - 07:32 am
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…
Updated: 10/12/2021 - 03:35 pm
 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…
Updated: 09/02/2021 - 04:22 pm
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…
Updated: 08/26/2021 - 03:44 pm
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…
Updated: 08/20/2021 - 10:43 am
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…
Updated: 05/27/2021 - 09:56 am
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…
Updated: 05/20/2021 - 01:29 pm
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…
Updated: 02/24/2021 - 11:39 am
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…
Updated: 01/20/2021 - 09:17 am
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…
Updated: 12/18/2020 - 10:55 am
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…
Updated: 12/10/2020 - 11:14 am
The City plans to close its “business only” distribution site on December 10. The City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department distributed (295,248 bottles of water and 498,479 face coverings) to businesses and non-profit organizations who took…
Updated: 12/10/2020 - 10:22 am
The precautionary boil water notice issued earlier this week as a result of the water main break at the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility is no longer in effect in our service area which includes the City of Tampa as well as parts of…
Updated: 12/09/2020 - 03:10 pm
The first round of water quality testing after issuing a precautionary boil water notice late Monday afternoon has shown satisfactory results with no evidence of contamination. The results of the second round of water quality testing will become…
Updated: 12/08/2020 - 02:56 pm
As of December 7, the City of Tampa is under a Boil Water Notice. In order to help residents during this time until the Boil Water Notice is rescinded, the Tampa Parks and Recreation Department will be distributing free bottled water to city…
Updated: 12/08/2020 - 10:12 am
The citywide notice banning irrigation watering following the transmission main break at the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility has now been rescinded. Residents are permitted to resume their normal irrigation watering schedules. To learn more…
Updated: 12/08/2020 - 07:59 am
Mayor Jane Castor will be providing a update on the status of the transmission break that occurred yesterday afternoon at the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility. WHO: Mayor Jane Castor, Brad Baird, Deputy Administrator of…
Updated: 12/08/2020 - 07:08 am
Late yesterday afternoon a large transmission water main coming from the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility was hit by a third party performing work in the area. Work crews have been working through the night to effect repairs. That work…
Updated: 12/07/2020 - 06:04 pm
A citywide notice banning irrigation watering is in now effect. Residents are required to shut off all automatic irrigation meter and sprinkler systems until further notice. This ban is intended to conserve the City’s available water resources after…
Updated: 12/07/2020 - 04:46 pm
A citywide precautionary boil water notice is in effect after a third-party performing work in the area hit a transmission main coming from the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility this afternoon. Residents are advised to take the following…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:12 am
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…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 06:11 am
The Tampa Water Department will begin the next phase of this project which will temporarily affect traffic patterns along the following streets intermittently:Along W. Tampa Bay Boulevard, starting at N. Lois Avenue and moving east towards N.…
Updated: 11/30/2020 - 05:28 am
The Tampa Water Department will demonstrate its ongoing commitment towards improving the health and safety of our residents by kicking off a year-long pilot study of a new technology for treating drinking water known as Suspended Ion Exchange.  This…
Updated: 11/05/2020 - 10:41 am
Mayor Jane Castor, along with Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan, will be dedicating the most recent installment of Art on the Block program, a mural at the R.I.C.H House at Robles Park. Local artist Ya Levy La’Ford, who was commissioned to create the…
Updated: 11/05/2020 - 09:19 am
The Tampa Water Department Conservation Team recently visited a local Home Depot to install signs to inform the public about the availability of Tampa Bay Water-Wise rebates. Eligible households replacing older toilets may qualify for a $100 rebate…
Updated: 10/15/2020 - 12:30 pm
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…
Updated: 10/01/2020 - 04:55 am
Rebates available to residents, business owners and contractors in Tampa Bay region The City of Tampa has joined five local governments in partnership with Tampa Bay Water and the Southwest Florida Water Management District to save water in the…
Updated: 09/10/2020 - 09:18 am
The Tampa Water Department is extending the valve assessment phase of this project. The work will continue to temporarily affect traffic patterns along the following streets: Along Habana Avenue, starting at W. Hillsborough Avenue and moving south…
Updated: 07/29/2020 - 10:42 am
The Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its water disinfection process for City of Tampa customers to chlorine between August 7 and August 28, 2020. During this period, the department will use chlorine instead of chloramine to disinfect…
Updated: 05/12/2020 - 07:41 am
Following a nation-wide search for a Sustainability & Resilience Officer, the City of Tampa has hired Whitford Remer to fill this new position as part of Mayor Castor’s vision for Transforming Tampa’s Tomorrow. “Strong cities are built on a…
Updated: 05/11/2020 - 05:40 am
The Tampa Water Department has continued to receive high marks for customer satisfaction according to J.D. Powers, a nationally-recognized consumer insight firm. The Water Department scored 746 out of 1,000, ranking well above average for a mid-size…
Updated: 05/07/2020 - 12:17 pm
Due to lower than normal rainfall, the Southwest Florida Water Management District (District) has declared a Phase I Water Shortage for the Tampa Bay region. This declaration applies to all Tampa Water Department customers. This Phase I Water…
Updated: 05/04/2020 - 09:16 am
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…
Updated: 03/09/2020 - 04:30 am
The Tampa Water Department will temporarily change its water disinfection process for City of Tampa customers to chlorine between March 16 and April 6. During this period, the department will use chlorine instead of chloramine to disinfect the water…