water supply

Water Quality

Providing clean, safe drinking water is a top priority at Tampa Bay Water. The drinking water we provide our member governments is safe: it meets or is better than all local, state and federal drinking water regulations.

quality tested, purity proven

The region demands, and Tampa Bay Water delivers, high-quality drinking water. A continual process of sampling, testing and monitoring assures that purity and quality.

Water quality standards

  • More than 100 local, state and federal drinking water parameters
  • 17 additional, stringent parameters established by member governments
  • 7 additional parameters under study

Water quality assurance

  • 500 regional water quality monitoring sites
  • 6,000 samples collected annually
  • 100,000 water quality tests conducted annually in a state-certified laboratory