Public Utilities

What we do

Public Utilities provides drinking water and wastewater treatment service to unincorporated Hillsborough County. The department manages four water treatment plants, eight wastewater treatment plants, a bio-solids facility, and administrative and field support facilities. The numbers reflected below are based on the end of the fiscal year, which for Hillsborough County, ends on September 30th each year.

Frequently requested services and information

Sewer and Water Line Protection

Important Links

Water and Sewer

Customer Resources

Report Suspected Water Leak

By the Numbers

Potable Water System

  FY 16
Number of Connections 174,057
Square Miles of Service Area 273
Miles of Distribution Piping 2,372
Number of Potable Water Treatment Plants 4
Number of Pump Stations 4
Million Gallons of Water Used per Day 55.9

Wastewater System

  FY 16
Number of Connections 157,089
Square Miles of Service Area 286
Miles of Forcemain Piping 725
Miles of Gravity Piping 1,406
Number of Lift Stations 788
Number of Low Pressure Pump Stations 1,339
Number of Wastewater Treatment Plants 8
Million Gallons of Wastewater Collected per Day 42.6

Reclaimed Water System

  FY 16
Number of Connections 17,270
Square Miles of Service Area 286
Miles of Distribution Piping 358
Number of Pump Stations 11
Million Gallons of Water Used per Day 22.5

Contact us

Address: 925 E. Twiggs Street
Tampa, FL 33602 

Department Director: George Cassady

Phone: (813) 272-5977

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