master water plan projects
The following are currently under study by Tampa Bay Water to potentially meet the future drinking water needs of the region.
Gulf Coast Seawater
Tampa Bay Water previously considered the feasibility of developing a second seawater desalination plant along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Similar to our existing seawater desalination plant, the Gulf Coast plant would be adjacent to the Anclote Power Plant for a cost-effective and environmentally sound arrangement. This could include a 9-25 million gallons per day, reverse osmosis desalination plant and would share the intake infrastructure with the Anclote Power Plant.
This project would involve increasing the allowable annual average withdrawal rate of the existing combined permit for the 11-Consolidated Regional Wellfields. A regional increase in groundwater production could be found to comply with water resource recovery goals set forth by the Southwest Florida Water Management District due to supply diversification, increased regional rotational capacity, wetland and drainage mitigation projects, and ongoing monitoring, modeling, and forecasting activities as described in the annual Optimized Regional Operations Plan. If found feasible, this project idea would apply to the next permit renewal cycle for the wellfields in 2020 when an additional decade of environmental data will be available for documenting environmental recovery in the areas around the wellfields.
in Pinellas County
This concept consists of monitoring reverse osmosis desalination projects being developed by the cities of Tarpon Springs and Oldsmar. In the event that either City