Hillsborough County Study

Hillsborough County Wellhead and Resource Protection Study

Hillsborough County, Florida

Water Resource Associates provided both technical and facilitation support for the development and implementation of the Hillsborough County Wellhead and Resource Protection Study.  This ordinance was required as regional water supplies, both groundwater and surface water, were developed in Hillsborough County to supply the Tampa Bay region.

WRA designed and facilitated the review and update of the Hillsborough County Wellhead Protection Ordinance with a technical advisory committee of experts in the field.  This ordinance includes both groundwater and surface water projects based on the implementation of the Tampa Bay Water Master Water Supply Plan.  Stakeholders in the group also included affected interests throughout the region.


WRA also provided the technical data development and review of the surface water component of the project.  Floodplains were identified and delineated to provide resource protection from specific land-uses.  Risk assessments to water supplies based on specific land-uses were also established.