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Lake Park Water Plant Recognized For Innovations

The Hillsborough County Public Utilities Department has received a top award in the Florida Section of the American Water Works Association’s annual competition to judge the best water treatment plants in the state.

The award, recognizing innovations and improvements, was presented to the Lake Park Water Treatment Plant.

The Lake Park plant provides 8 million gallons of drinking water a day to 184,000 residents in Carrollwood, Northdale and other neighborhoods along the Dale Mabry corridor of northwest Hillsborough County. The plant serves up a blend of water from wells and Tampa Bay Water’s regional supply system.

The award recognizes a number of improvements and innovations which employees at the plant have implemented. Some of these include replacing a critical building to meet Category 4 hurricane standards, adding an additional ammonia tank to provide much-needed storage capacity, cross-training, and plant operators receiving higher licensure from the state. The employees also made the grounds more attractive, using money out of their own pockets to help buy landscaping materials.

The Lake Park plant received the Most Outstanding Water Plant in its class in the state from the same association in 2010.