Previously Known As: CITY OF TAMPA WATER DEPARTMENT
County: HILLSBOROUGH DEP Regulatory Office: Hillsborough County Health Dept. 1105 E Kennedy Blvd. Tampa, FL 33675 813-307-8015x5901 Public Water System Type : COMMUNITY Public Water System Source : GROUND, SURFACE Primary Use: MUNICIPAL/CITY Population Served: 540000 Size of Assessment Area: GROUND/SURFACE: This system obtains water from ground water wells and from one or more surface water intakes. Assessment areas were determined in two ways. For ground water sources, a 5-year ground water travel time around each well was used to define the assessment area. The 5-year ground water travel time is defined by the area from which water will drain to a well pumping at the average daily permitted rate for a five year period of time. For surface water sources, the following were included: (1) upstream areas within a 72-hour in-stream time of travel to each intake, including the 100-year floodplain plus a 200 foot buffer to the floodplain; and (2) for lakes or reservoirs, the entire surface area of the lake or reservoir plus a 200 foot boundary. Surface Water Source(s): HILLSBOROUGH RIVER AND SULPHUR SPRINGS
Because potential sources of contamination are present within the assessment area for this system, the water system intake is considered to have a concern level of "high". Click here to see a generalized map showing assessment results.