This project provides the North Palm River community (north of Causeway Boulevard, east of 54th St., south of 12th Ave., and west of 70th St.) with access to high-quality drinking water and improves fire protection in the area. Hillsborough County installed more than 5 miles of 6- and 8-inch diameter pipeline and approximately 90 fire hydrants to provide a reliable, affordable supply of drinking water, so the Palm River community can continue to grow and thrive.
Homeowners can now connect to municipal drinking water at a minimal cost thanks to state grants and Public Utilities Improvement Program funding.
Connecting to the County’s water is optional, but Hillsborough County will offer funding support until 5 PM on July 9, 2019, so a homeowner can connect with minimal cost. Homeowners who decide to connect after July 9, 2019, will be responsible for on-site connection costs and other fees, which could exceed $3,800.
How to sign up
To sign up for service, email Public Utilities or call (813) 964-2704.
Cost & Funding
Until 5 PM on June 9, 2019, Hillsborough County will cover the cost of on-site plumbing connections to each home and other associated fees. Homeowners who want to connect will only be responsible for a deposit on the account, a one-time $25 account setup fee plus his or her monthly water bill. Monthly water bills will vary from house to house. The typical monthly bill for a family that uses 7,000 gallons per month is approximately $40 for water only. The water customer deposit is $55 for a homeowner and $90 for a renter. However, the deposit may be waived for those who pass a credit check conducted by the Public Utilities Department’s consumer reporting agency. Please note: a renter can only sign up for a water account if the property owner elects to connect the home to the municipal system.
Non-residential properties can also be connected, but are handled individually to accommodate the specific needs of the new connection. For more information on non-residential accounts, please call George Goodwin, Development Services/Utility Review at (813) 272-5600.
The project’s $14 million design and construction budget is being funded through the County’s Capital Improvement Program. The $2.5 million cost to connect residents to the new mains will be funded through a grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
- Hillsborough County Customer Service – (813) 272-5275
- Construction Information - Alice Ramos, Westra Construction, (863) 797-7202
- After Hour Emergencies - Hillsborough County Public Utilities, (813) 744-5600
Past and current public meetings for this project:
- Jan. 26, 2017
- Oct. 3, 2017
Oct. 24, 2017
- Project map
- Fact Sheet - English | Español
- FAQ - Connecting to County Water - English
- FAQ - About the Project and Construction - English
- FAQ Vacant MultiFamily and Commercial Properties - English
- North Palm River New Customer Brochure - English | Español
- Preguntas frecuentes sobre el proyecto de agua potable de North Palm River