Homeowners in Tampa Bay – including Tampa, St. Pete, Clearwater and many other areas – get their tap water from the Hillsborough River, groundwater and desalinated water. Over time, contaminants seep into Tampa's groundwater system, which eventually finds its way into our area's water source
for drinking, bathing and cooking – the Hillsborough River and Hillsborough River Reservoir.
From here, your water is treated
at the David L. Tippin Water Treatment Facility
where it meets water quality standards set by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
and the state health department. At this point, the water is ready to enter your home.
The reality though is that your tap water still contains hard water elements – small particles of minerals like magnesium, calcium, and iron as well as other contaminants still make it into your home.