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Safe & Hydrating

St. Pete’s drinking water comes from a combination of ground and surface water, which undergoes a three-step treatment process before being distributed to residents. St. Pete is part of Tampa Bay Water, which also supplies drinking water to Hillsborough County, Pasco County, Pinellas County, New Port Richey and Tampa. More about the drinking water sources can be found below. 

Tampa Bay Water Sources

All of the city’s potable water is disinfected using chloramines, which is a safe, proven water treatment method used throughout the country. Read more information on St. Pete's water quality in the latest Water Quality Report below. 

Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring

The Water Resources Department is participating in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR4). This program helps the EPA measure the occurrence of specific contaminants in drinking water and determine if they need to be regulated in the future. Currently, no health-based standards have been established for these unregulated contaminants under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). More information on the UCMR4 program can be found at epa.gov/dwucmr.  

Most Recent Testing Results

Water Quality Report 

View the latest water quality report for the most recent data and information about our award-winning drinking water and services. Find more information from the Environmental Protection Agency at epa.gov/dwstandardsregulations.

2021 Drinking Water Quality Report