The Wastewater Department collects and treats approximately 57 million gallons daily of wastewater at the Howard F. Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant (AWTP) located in the Port of Tampa. Department staff operate the AWTP, a 24 hour/7 day a week facility; maintain, repair, and replace 1500 miles of sewer gravity and force main sewer pipes; 30,000 manholes, 667 air release valves and operate and maintain 230+ pumping stations. Engineering staff perform a variety of duties related to asset management, capital improvement planning, growth management and review permit applications for new and existing customers.
Restaurant Grease Traps and Interceptors Inspected
The City of Tampa has over 2,600 Food Service Establishments (FSE) throughout the city’s service area that are inspected once per year by four (4) inspectors. The purpose of these grease trap/interceptor inspections is to minimize grease accumulation in the wastewater collection system in accordance with the City’s Grease Ordinance adopted in 2005.
The annual goal is 3,000 per year or 250 inspections per month.
Clean Gravity Sewer Pipe
Gravity sewer lines are cleaned using eleven (11) sewer cleaner trucks and City crews to remove grease and debris. They are cleaned on a seven (7) year cycle. The City of Tampa has 1300 miles of gravity sewer lines and 100,000+ active sewer accounts to provide service to a population of 527,000 citizens.
The annual goal is 480 miles per year.
Inspect Gravity Sewer Pipe (CCTV)
Gravity sewer lines are inspected using seven (7) sewer closed circuit tv trucks and City crews to televise and inspect the sewer system. They are inspected on a seven (7) year cycle. The City of Tampa has 1300 miles of gravity sewer lines and 100,000+ active sewer accounts to provide service to a population of 527,000 citizens.
The annual goal is 240 miles per year.
Sewer Manholes Inspected
Sewer manholes are visually inspected by three (3) manhole inspection crews to determine the current condition, need of rehabilitation, and the priority of the rehabilitation. The 30,000+ manholes in our system are inspected on a seven (7) year cycle.
The annual goal is 4800 manhole inspections per year.
Cave In & Depression Repairs
Cave-ins and Depressions can occur when utility services housed underneath the roadway are damaged and are usually but not always found near a sewer manhole or where sewer pipes are buried. These instances can range from a slight dip in the roadway to a deep hole in the pavement that can require immediate attention. The City of Tampa Wastewater Department is committed to repairing all Cave-ins reported within 30 days and all Depressions reported within 60 days.
AWTP Wastewater Treated
Average Wastewater Treated per Month at the Advance Wastewater Treatment Plant
Average Wastewater Treated per Fiscal Year at the Advance Wastewater Treatment Plant
Reclaimed Wastewater Usage
Relaimed Wastewater Average Usage by Month
Reclaimed Wastewater Average Usage by Fiscal Year
Nitrogen is a major pollutant in surface water bodies. Although it is an essential plant nutrient, excess amounts of nitrogen fuel the growth of algae that clouds water and robs it of oxygen. The Howard F Curren Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant has been a major factor in the reduction of nitrogen in Tampa Bay since the 1970’s. The reduction has led to clearer water and the recovery of seagrasses that we see today.
Nitrogen Removed per Fiscal Year at the Advance Wastewater Treatment Plant
Laboratory Analyses Performed per Month at the Advance Wastewater Treatment Plant
Laboratory Analyses Performed per Fiscal Year at the Advance Wastewater Treatment Plant