2013 ANNUAL REPORT Tampa Bay Water reliably provides clean, safe water
to the region now and for future generations.

The Challenge

Prior to the formation of Tampa Bay Water, the regional water supply wholesaler was the West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority. The authority was a cooperative, resulting in an economic and voting disparity among local governments. Because each member paid a different price for water...

The Solution

In March 1996, a series of facilitated workshops were held to develop funding strategies for the Master Water Plan. During a workshop exercise on April 8, 1996, the concept of reinventing the Authority as a regional utility was a uniform water rate was born...