Pinellas County Utilitiesí customers receive drinking water from sources managed by the regional water supplier, Tampa Bay Water. Tampa Bay Waterís system is a unique and complex water supply system that is reliable and sustainable. Itís not only unique to Florida, itís unlike any other water supply system in the nation because it blends river water, desalinated seawater, reservoir water, and groundwater.
The treatment facility is indicated as "TBW-WTP" in orange on the map.
- Eleven different wellfields pumping water from the Floridan Aquifer are the primary sources for the regional groundwater supply.
- The Alafia River, Hillsborough River, C. W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir, and the Tampa Bypass Canal are the primary sources for the regional treated surface water supply.
- Hillsborough Bay is the primary source of seawater for the regional desalinated supply.
Water Service Areas Map
- Primary disinfection using free chlorine residual
- Secondary disinfaction using chloramination (addition of ammonia and chlorine)
- pH stabilization using sodium hydroxide
- Addition of polyphosphate inhibitor for corrosion control of pipes
- Addition of fluoride for dental health
- The S.K. Keller Water Treatment Facility is responsible for the treatment and distribution of approximately 50-60 million gallons per day (MGD) of drinking water for more than 700,000 residents, visitors, and businesses of Pinellas County. The water service area begins east of Tarpon Springs and terminates at Fort De Soto Park. The facility includes 40 million gallons of water storage with pumps capable of moving over 100 million gallons of water a day. Wholesale water service is supplied to the cities of Clearwater, Pinellas Park, and Safety Harbor.
- Consumer Confidence Report on Water Quality
- Pinellas County Utilities Water Service Areas Map