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Tampa launching water, wastewater, stormwater, transportation projects

The City of Tampa is preparing to launch the first phase of Foundation for Tampa’s Neighborhoods, an initiative that includes water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation improvements in multiple neighborhoods within Tampa’s city limits.

Construction is planned to start this summer, contingent on the approval of funding by Tampa City Council.

These improvements, along with sustainability and resiliency features, are planned in East Tampa, Forest Hills, Macfarlane Park and Virginia Park. 

Project highlights include:

  • Replacement of more than 18 miles of aging water distribution piping
  • Rehabilitation of more than 27 miles of aging wastewater piping
  • Miscellaneous stormwater improvements to correct nuisance ponding
  • General roadway improvements throughout the four neighborhoods and one intersection signal upgrade

“There are many community benefits to Foundation for Tampa’s Neighborhoods,” Mayor Jane Castor said. “Not only are we upgrading Tampa’s aging infrastructure, creating lasting improvements for decades to come , but we’ll improve water pressure and drastically reduce the likelihood of water main breaks and wastewater cave ins. This will also ensure more reliable utility service throughout these neighborhoods.”iliency features, are planned in East Tampa, Forest Hills, Macfarlane Park and Virginia Park.