City of Tampa set to launch another initiative aimed at replacing aging infrastructure
The city of Tampa plans to upgrade dozens of miles of drinking water and wastewater pipes, pending council approval.
The "Foundation for Tampa’s Neighborhoods" project is a collaboration between the city's water, stormwater, wastewater and transportation departments. It will cost $200 million, according to a spokeswoman. Infrastructure projects are an expensive but necessary catalyst for business development and redevelopment.
East Tampa, Forest Hills, Macfarlane Park and Virginia Park stand to benefit from the proposed project. Plans call for the replacement of 18 miles of water distribution pipes and 27 miles of wastewater pipes.