Hillsborough County’s One Water Campus Program is a comprehensive drinking water, wastewater, and reclaimed water solution to ensure reliable, resilient, and sustainable service in southern Hillsborough County.
The program involves building new treatment facilities, pumping stations, and pipelines, as well as improving existing facilities to supply drinking water, collect and treat wastewater, and provide reclaimed water for beneficial use.
Hillsborough County Water Resources designed the One Water Campus projects to help the County keep pace with current growth and ensure dependable utility services in the future.
Phase 1 meets critical, near-term demands
- South County Potable Water Repump Station: Expanded pump station and new 3-million-gallon storage tank to supply drinking water to serve new customers in the south county area
- Potable Water In-Line Booster Pump Station: New inline drinking water booster station on Big Bend Road near Balm Riverview Road that will improve water pressure
- South County Drinking Water Transmission Main: New drinking water transmission main from Big Bend Road to Sun City Center
- South County Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility Modular Expansion: Adding 3 million gallons per day of treatment capacity to the existing treatment plant
Phase 2 provides facilities to meet future demands
- South County Drinking Water Facility Phase 1: New distribution pumps and storage tanks
- South County Drinking Water Facility Phase 2: New drinking water treatment facility
- South County One Water Campus Advanced Wastewater Treatment Facility (AWWTF): New advanced wastewater treatment facility in the southeastern area of the county
- South County One Water Campus Pipeline Corridor: New wastewater force main to convey wastewater to the new South County One Water Campus AWWTF and a reclaimed water main to convey reclaimed water to the County’s reclaimed water service area at Waterset
- Balm Road Super Pump Station: New high-capacity pump station to convey wastewater to the new South County One Water Campus AWWTF
- Balm Riverview Parallel Road Force Main: New parallel force main down Balm Riverview Road to transfer wastewater from the Big Bend area
Phase 3 develops flexibility, reliability, and consolidation
- South County Drinking Water Facility Expansion: Will add treatment, distribution, and storage capacity
- South County One Water Campus AWWTF Expansion: Will add advanced wastewater treatment capacity
- South County One Water Campus Pipeline Corridor Expansion: Additional parallel force main and reclaimed water main to accommodate projected flows
- South County Transfer Station and Pipeline: New pump station and pipelines to transfer flow from the South County Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant to the South County Regional AWWTF
A comprehensive plan
The program aligns with the One Water framework outlined in Hillsborough County’s Comprehensive Plan.
Approved by the Board of County Commissioners, the comprehensive plan establishes guiding policies and priorities on a wide range of topics, such as land use, mobility, and public services. It also prioritizes a holistic and integrated approach to planning for potable water, wastewater, stormwater, and the natural environment within Hillsborough County.
The One Water Campus Program puts those policies and priorities into action to serve Hillsborough County’s customers.